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OPOS Bharva Karela

Adapted the recipe from One Pot One Shot method developed by Rama Krishnan 

  • Karelas (Bitter Gourd) - 4-5 medium size- slit and de-seeded. Rub some salt on the inside and keep it aside.
  • Stuffing - Chopped onion 1 cup, garam masala, amchur (dry mango powder), red chilli powder, coriander powder, ground fennel seed and salt
  • Thread to tie the karelas
  • Oil - 3 tbsp + 3 tbsp
  • Water - 1/4 cup (optional)

      • Saute stuffing mix in 3 tbsp oil and keep aside to cool. You could totally skip the saute' step and use raw onions.
      • Rinse the salt from the karelas and stuff the onion mix.
      • Tie thread around the stuffed karelas
      • Heat oil in 3 liter cooker and arrange kareals (Add water if needed).
      • Pressure cook on high heat for 5 minutes 2 whistles. 
      • Release pressure immediately. 
      • Additional step: I prefer my bharwa karelas charred, so I cook in open pan to char it from all the sides. 


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