Bharwa Karela masala is a stuffed recipe in which bitter gourd is stuffed with grounded spices and roasted in oil. The Bharwa karela itself is a dry dish but when coupled with spicy gravy, it makes a delicious accompaniment for rice or akki roti. Bitter gourd is known for its health benefits but the bitter taste which it carries makes it difficult to be eaten by kids and even many adults.
Bitter gourds are chopped and soaked in salt to reduce it bitterness. Later, they are washed thoroughly with water and then stuffed with grounded peanut coconut spicy masala. You will be amazed to see that the bitterness would have reduced without jaggery and the bitter gourd tastes delicious with the masala. Serve with hot rice and roasted papad or roti .