Potato Stuffed Karela Curry | Aloo Stuffed Karela Subji ~ Step by Step

>>  Tuesday, July 17, 2012

For the third week, I choose to do Stuffed Dishes. When I had decided on Stuffed Dishes, I referred to those dishes that are either stuffed and cooked or baked. Ever since I decided on this theme, I have been obsessed with the different dishes that I could make. I had sorted out so many and wanted to make them all. Unfortunately with just three days, I know I have them all pending for the next time. 

This aloo stuffed karala was something we did on the go. We got the small bitter gourds and were wondering what to do with it. It suddenly struck that we could make a stuffed dish. Though scooping out the small karelas are a tedious task, I was happy with the dish turning out well. 

Boys have their first assessment started this week. I was flabbergasted with the portions they have. They are expected to read a lesson, which was quite a tongue twister for myself. I tried making them read it but with they saying out each and every word, it was a long session and none of us had the patience to continue further. I decided it was enough and should be able to manage.

While I am to get the day going, you read and enjoy this dish.
Potato Stuffed Karela Curry
Potato Stuffed Karela Curry
Step by Step Picture Recipe.

 Trim and microwave the karelas for 10 mins

Remove the seeds
Microwave the aloo for 8 mins and mix in with spices.

Another method for peeling off the skin, once it cools down, puree the tomatoes.

Aloo Stuffed Karela Curry

Ingredients Needed:

For the Stuffing the Karela

Bitter Gourd / Karela - 10 small nos
Potato / Aloo, mashed - 1 cup
Roasted Cumin powder  - 1/2 tsp
Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - for roasting

For the Gravy

Onions - 1 big
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Red chili powder - 3/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Salt to taste
Coconut paste - 2 tbsp

How to make the Aloo Stuffed Karela Curry

For the Aloo Stuffing:

Trim the ends and microwave the karela for 10 mins. Drain the water, slit the karela and scoop out the seeds from inside.

Micowave the potatoes for 6 -7 mins in microwave. Soak and peel the skin. Mash well and mix in the chili powder, cumin powder and salt.

Once the seeds are removed the the bitter gourd, stuff the aloo mix inside the karela and close well.

Heat a non stick pan with oil, roast the keralas till they turn golden on all sides.

For the making the gravy.

Grill the tomatoes over flame to remove the outer skin and puree. Keep it aside.

Heat a non stick pan with oil, saute finelly chopped onions. When they turn colour, add ginger garlic paste.

Next add the tomato puree, red chili powder and coriander powder, salt and turmeric powder. Simmer till the puree is cooked well with the spice powders.

Add a cup of water and then the ground coconut paste.

Bring to boil. Add the cooked stuffed karela to the boiling gravy. simmer for 5 -7 mins.

Serve hot with roits.

Aloo Stuffed Karela Subji
Aloo Stuffed Karela Subji

The aloo stuffed inside the Karela made sure it masks the bitterness and this gravy was good combo with Rotis.

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vaishali sabnani July 17, 2012 at 6:51 AM  

I too make these with potatoes..but never made without peeling..n then in gravy..wondering if total bitterness is masked?..or r they slightly bitter?..will surely try these..I am a great fan of karelas.

Usha July 17, 2012 at 7:01 AM  

Stuffed karela looks good! I once made kheema stuffed karela and it was quite an interesting combination.

Pavani July 17, 2012 at 7:13 AM  

Mmmmmm.. yumm. That stuffed karela dish looks soooo good. Love all the components and I can just imagine how good it tastes when everything is put together. (I'm drooling here)

Nirmala Gurunathan July 17, 2012 at 7:27 AM  

Wow!!!Something interesting...Never tried stuffing karelas...

sushma July 17, 2012 at 7:56 AM  

I am very bad in cooking this Karela stuffed curry. Will try this for sure.... My family might love it.

Kalyani July 17, 2012 at 8:37 AM  

love the idea of stuffing Karela and although I cant bring myself to eat them, hubby would love these !

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Chef Mireille July 17, 2012 at 9:05 AM  

not a karela fan but grave sounds delicious

Preeti Garg July 17, 2012 at 9:24 AM  

Awesome recipe.....spl potato with karela

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj July 17, 2012 at 1:13 PM  

wow interesting one... ll try once...

Shobha July 17, 2012 at 1:26 PM  

Delicious looking curry..I love karelas and will make it soon.

Priya July 17, 2012 at 2:38 PM  

Eventhough i love bittergourd very much,never tried stuffing with them,curry looks fabulous.

Chandrani July 17, 2012 at 3:18 PM  

Potato stuffing karela curry looks spicy and yummy...

Suja July 17, 2012 at 8:21 PM  

Delicious...have to try sometime..

The Pumpkin Farm July 17, 2012 at 11:24 PM  

i too stuff karelas with aloo but the gravy is definitely new to me...loved the roasted tomato idea...lovely idea

Jayanthi July 18, 2012 at 1:35 AM  

Lovely idea to stuff karela with potatoes...and method to remove the tomato skin is something new to me...thx for sharing.

Sangeetha July 18, 2012 at 2:03 AM  

wow...interesting, stuffed Karela with my all time fav potatoes and the curry sounds very delicious...
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DivyaGCP July 18, 2012 at 7:41 AM  

Stuffing Karela with potato is very interesting and tempting.
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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi July 18, 2012 at 7:42 AM  

the gravy looks so yumm. I have never tried stuffing karelas as the karelas we get here are jumbo sized :)

PJ July 18, 2012 at 12:22 PM  

Yea Srivalli, the kid's school portions are so huge!!Getting her to do the homework and them getting her prepared for the assessment is like I am writing a board exam!!

The stuffed bittergourd in gravy is so nice.We love bittergourd and I am going to hunt for the small ones in the farmers market.Bookmarked this recipe...

Cool Lassi(e) July 19, 2012 at 4:31 PM  

That is one memorable curry. I wish I could get my hands on those small pavakkai. I get the big ones and MIL told me to stuff them and tie them up with kitchen twines..But that is so much work!

Champa July 20, 2012 at 6:04 AM  

Very nice. Whatever you do, I don't like karela. I have tried to like them, but it is just not for me.

Gayathri Kumar July 22, 2012 at 10:37 AM  

Great curry. Never tried stuffing karelas. I think it is time to try...

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