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Soya Chunks Stuffed Karela or Soya Chunks Stuffed Bitter Gourd Recipe

Comments : 14 Posted in : Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, North Indian Cuisine, Protein Rich Food, Shallow Fried, Side Dish, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age on by : ArchanaPotdar Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Stuffed Karela or Stuffed Bitter Gourd is a side dish and a great way of eating the bitter vegetable that most people shun. Shallow fried and not fried as in the traditional Uttar Pradesh style. I have used soya chunks to increase the protein content.

Stuffed Bitter Gourd is a common dish in most North Indian states.

My love for this vegetable that is known as hagalkai in Kannada and karle in Marathi is very well-known in my home.

Here are a few dishes I have made in the past Stuffed Karela,  Bitter Gourd ~Flavours of Nepal, Karati Che Kismore and there are some that I have not posted some as in my place no one eats these.

Soya chunks stuffed in Bitter gourd and shallow fried.
Stuffed Karela or Stuffed Bitter Gourd Recipe
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Shallow fried and not fried as in the traditional Uttar Pradesh style. I have used soya chunks to increase the protein content.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 12 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 12 hours
Soya chunks stuffed in Bitter gourd and shallow fried.
Stuffed Karela or Stuffed Bitter Gourd Recipe
Print Recipe
Shallow fried and not fried as in the traditional Uttar Pradesh style. I have used soya chunks to increase the protein content.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 12 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 12 hours
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Wash, scrape, and slit the karela/bitter gourd.
  2. Remove the seeds and discard them.
  3. Apply salt and leave it for 12 hours. I generally leave them overnight.
  4. Soak the karela in water for about 1/2 hour then wash them thoroughly. Squeeze them a bit and set aside.
  5. Meanwhile in kadhai/wok heat oil, add the onions and cook until a bit soft.
  6. Add the ginger garlic paste and cook again until the onion is translucent.
  7. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, jeera powder and dry mango powder/amchur.
  8. Stir well and let it cook for about 2 minutes.
  9. Add the mashed potato and soya chunks mix well.
  10. Cook until you get a delicious aroma.
  11. Cool and then stuff the karelas with this stuffing.
  12. Check the seasonings. Since you will be using it to stuff in salted karelas keep the salt low.
  13. Traditionally these stuffed bitter gourds are deep-fried in medium hot oil until dark brown.
  14. However, I shallow fried them in a non-stick pan with little oil till dark brown.
  15. Flip them over cook on the other side.
  16. Use oil if needed only.
  17. Cook covered for 2-3 minutes.
  18. Serve hot.
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  • September 15, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Soya chunks stuffed Karela, wow what a dish re, seriously i never thought of stuffing bitter gourd with soya chunks, am in love with this dish.

  • September 15, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    That is surely a very different stuffing you got Arch, I have stuffed masala into a karela, nice idea to use soya….good one!

  • September 15, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Very innovative stuffing for karelas. As karelas don’t go well in my house, I rarely buy it but I am a great fan of this delicious veggie.

  • September 15, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    I second gayathri. Such an innovating stuffing for karela. Health bhi aur taste bhi. Super

  • September 15, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Yummy and healthy stuffing in bitter gourd.. I usually make Bitter gourd chips but this is one awesome recipe.. Should try this out!!

  • September 16, 2017 at 12:43 am

    We can form a club Archana. lovers of Karela in a karela hating family:-)). But I too don’t wander beyond the usual fried Karelas. This recipe is for sure an innovative one!

  • September 16, 2017 at 1:31 am

    I personally don’t like karela but my hubby loves them. Stuffing karela with soya is different.

  • September 16, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Omg ! This is thinking out of the box ! Could never have thought soya Karela combo , wow ! Archana .

  • Nalini
    September 17, 2017 at 3:56 am

    Nice idea to stuff soya keema in bittergourd.Looks awesome,kudos to your effort.

  • September 17, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    I am a karela lover and this idea of stuffing it with soya chunks is fabulous. Looks super delicious. Bookmarked!

  • Sapna
    September 18, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    The soya chunks stuffing sounds so amazing. I love karela ????????

  • September 25, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    wow wow ! u cud be a star in my house if u make it for the elder one who LOVES karela-everyday !
    even a karela-hater is loving this idea !

  • September 29, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    We here are not big fans of karela. So this vegetable makes a very rare appearance in my kitchen. But this recipe sounds interesting to try..

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