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Stuffed Karela (Bitter Melon) Recipe

A cholesterol free vegetable-fruit!

Stuffed Karela

Learn how to make stuffed karela recipe step by step! Bitter melon is a small plant, considered to both a fruit and vegetable. Stuffed Karela (Bitter Meon) has many health benefits, best three ways to use it and recipes! Bitter melon is high in vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, and vitamin B6.

Its use varies across regions mostly used as a vegetable in India and other Asian countries or modernized into medications and alternative therapies. The appearance looks much like a green cucumber, but with a rough and “warty” exterior skin.

Health Benefits Of Bitter Melon

It has many health benefits some are given below:

Weight Loss

Like most plants, bitter melon is low in calories but high in fiber. Bitter melon per 1 cup of 1/2 pieces (192 grams) has 16 calories, 0.93 grams protein, 0.16 grams total fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 3.44 grams carbs, and 2.6 fiber.

Heart Health

The fiber found in bitter melon can reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. Additionally, the vitamin K content is imperative in the role of blood clotting.

Diabetic Management

General recommendations suggest 50 to 100 milliliters of bitter melon juice or consuming 900 milligrams of the fruit three times each day may help regulate blood sugar levels. However, the clinical research is lacking and bitter melon use should not replace other diabetic management practices.

Prevent Constipation

Also related to its fiber content, bitter melon can ease digestion and prevent constipation. When increasing fiber intake, it is important to also increase fluid intake. High fiber with low fluid can actually cause constipation.

Anti Aging

Bitter melon also contains vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that fights against damaging ultraviolet (UV) light exposure and major risk factor in skin cancer development. Vitamin C also plays a role in collagen production. Collagen is a protein that helps maintain the structure of bone, tendon, skin, cartilage and all other connective tissue. Several studies conclude a high intake of vitamin C contributes to better skin appearance and decreases in skin wrinkling.

3 Ways to Use It

As you know, using bitter melon may be an obstacle or challenge to cook with related to its strong, bitter taste. But these three ways will help you use bitter melon easily!

  • Throw it into soups.
  • Add into rice and curries.
  • Drink as a tea.

When I first this recipe on Cook Pad posted by Madhuri I was pretty impressed and wanted to give it a try! Do try this recipe and let us know via comments if you like it!

Stuffed Karela (Bitter Melon) Dinner Recipe

Stuffed Karela (Bitter Melon) Dinner Recipe
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Category: Entree
Cuisine: Pakistan

Learn how to make stuffed karela (bitter melon) recipe step by step! Also know the incredible health benefits of bitter melon and top three ways to use it! Do try this Pakistani recipe and let us know via comments!

Stuffed Karela (Bitter Melon) Dinner Recipe

40 minutes
  • 5 Bitter melon (Karely)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 6 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 cup Onion (sliced)
  • 1 cup Tomato (chopped)
  • ½ tsp Crushed Coriander
  • ½ tsp crushed chilli
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp Fresh coriander
  • 2-3 green chilli
  • Ingredients for Mince Filling
  • 1kg Beef Mince
  • 1-1/2 cup Onion chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Crushed Chili
  • 1 Tbsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric Powder
  • 1 cup tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • ½ cup Yogurt
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • Green Chili 2-3 (sliced)
10 minutes
30 minutes
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40 minutes
  1. Direction for Filling:
  2. In a cooking pan add beef mince, water and cook for 6-8 minutes
  3. Now add onion, ginger garlic paste, cumin seeds, red chili powder, salt, cumin powder, crushed red chili, garam masala, turmeric, coriander powder and cook for a
  4. while Now add tomatoes, yogurt, cooking oil, green chili and cook it until tender and remove the flame.
  5. Peel the Bitter melon and let the seeds out.
  6. Now rub the salt well and keep a side for 1-2 hours
  7. Now wash it with water.
  8. Now take a muslin cloth and put these washed bitter melons into cloth and squeeze it well
  9. Now fill the cooked mince in bitter melon and tied with thread.
  10. Take a cooking pan heat some oil for shallow fry and fry these bitter melons until light brown
  11. Direction for Qeema Bhary Kareley
  12. In a cooking pan add cooking oil, ginger garlic paste, onion and fry until soft
  13. Now add tomatoes and cook for a while
  14. Now add crushed coriander, crushed red chili, cumin powder, red chili powder and cook for a while
  15. Now add cooked remaining mince, fried bitter melon, water and cover and cook it for 5-6 minutes
  16. Use fresh coriander and green chili as a garnish.
  17. Your tasty Qeema Bhary Kareley now ready to

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