Stuffed Karela or Bitter Gourd Using Ready-to-use Curry Paste & Pickle Spice Mix
Read my earlier post regarding ready to use curry paste & pickle spice mix to prepare the mixtures and store to reduce the cooking time. Normally it takes almost around 1 hour to prepare stuffed karela in this way. But if you have these two basic ingredients readily available then you can cook this in 15 minutes plus 5 minutes preparation time. Just imagine you have saved 45 minutes by smart cooking. You can invest that time in creating some other fabulous recipe ideas.
In this recipe I have used the same pickle spice mix as in stuffed eggplant stir-fry.
Again I have not discarded the outer skin and used that to make another side dish which is beneficial for diabetic people. Either you can use the clean skin of ridged gourd in making juice or try this side dish. It gives similar flavor as fried flowerbuds of neem plant. My mom used to feed us lots of neem and karela hiding in rice. We initially hated the bitterness but actually started liking these healthy bitter vegetables, their edible flowerbuds etc. So I have tried making this peeled skin stir fried along with stuffed karela.
While selecting the smaller ones as they are perfect for this dish and will be cooked quickly and evenly. Also they are not hard and matured ones else you will have to remove the seeds from karela then stuff it.
This is Keto friendly, Diabetic friendly. Though its a healthy food option, it’s not meant for weight loss as it consumes lots of oil in getting cooked.Kids surely will not like the bitter taste but try to add smaller portion to their regular meal. Moms are so smart infact they always find some or the other way to feed healthy food to their kids.
Lets make this bharwa karela or stuffed ridged gourd