भरली कारली | भरवा करेला | Stuffed Karela | Stuffed Bitter Gourd | Karela recipe | Karle recipe

Prep time
5 min
Cooking time
25 min
Cousine / Course


  • कार्ले / करेला / Bitter Gourd – 5
  • तेल / Oil – 2 tbsp
  • लिंबू/ नींबू / Lime juice – 1 tsp
  • शेंगदाने / मूंगफल्ली / Peanuts – 1 cup
  • मिर्ची / Whole Red Chili dry – 2-3 pc
  • लसुन / लेहसुन / Garlic – 3-4 cloves
  • कोथंबीर / धनिया  पत्ता / Coriander
  • तिखट / लाल मिर्च / Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • मीठ / नमक / Salt – as per taste


  1. Wash and dry Bitter gourd
  2. Slit Bitter Gourd and remove hard seeds or can keep seeds if desired
  3. Apply little salt and lemon juice mixture inside of Bitter gourd
  4. Heat pan on medium heat, add 1 tbsp oil and put all Bitter gourd in pan cover pan, cover and cook on low-medium for 7-8 mins, Turn of heat and remove in plate
  5. Heat pan on medium, roast peanuts till golden and crunchy remove in plate
  6. Roast whole red chillies just for 1 minute on low
  7. Now for filling grind roasted peanuts, red chillies, garlic, coriander leaves, red chili powder and salt together
  8. Put filling inside of all Bitter gourd
  9. Heat 1 tbsp oil in pan on low- medium heat
  10. Placed all stuffed Bitter gourd in pan, cover and cook for 9-10 mins on low-medium heat, turn regularly to cook from all sides
  11. Tasty stuffed Bitter gourd/ Bharwan Karela is ready to serve


  1. Applying lime juice and salt mix to bitter gourd before cooking reduces bitterness
  2. Removing hard seeds is optional
  3. Kids will like Karli /Karela / Bitter gourd in this form

How to serve

  1. Serve hot as side dish
  2. Serve as side dish with Kadhi, Daal


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