Sunday, June 15, 2014

Daal Bharay Karelay (Stuffed Bitter Gourd with Daal) دال بھرے کریلے

Dal Bharay Karelay are very Delicious and Tasty vegetarian dish of summer. Served with Chilled Kachi Lassi on full hot days.

Daal Bharay Karelay

  • For Stuffing/Filling:
  • Daal Channa  1 cup
  • Shaving of Karela as much as obtained
  • Oil 1/2 cup
  • Onion chopped 2
  • Tomatoes chopped 1
  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste  1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chillies powder 1 teaspoon
  • Haldi powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala 1/2 teaspoon

Procedure for Stuffing/Filling:

  • Soak Daal in water for 2-3 hours.
  • Wash and drain.
  • Now boil Daal in enough water till soft.
  • Sieve and drain and keep aside.
  • Fry onion in a cooking pan till golden.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 1 minute, then add tomatoes, karela shaving  and spices.
  • Fry for 3-5 minutes and now add boiled dal.
  • Cook on medium flame for 5-10 minutes.
  • Evaporate excess water. Stuffing is ready.

Ingredients and Procedure  For Dal Bharay Karelay:

  • It is to be  done prior to preparation of stuffing
  • Karelay  10-15 nos
  • Daal stuffing  as prepared above
  • Oil for Frying
  • Thread for rolling around filled/stuffed Karela


  • Prepare Karelay by shaving the top skin, which is to be used above in daal.
  • Slit along length, remove seeds and discard.
  • Now fill inside the prepared Daal stuffing/filling.
  • Roll around thread to avoid stuffing removal during frying.
  • Now heat oil in a frying pan and fry stuffed karela in portions of 3-4.

  • Delicious Daal Bharay Karelay are ready.
  • Serve with Chapati/Roti and Chilled Kachi Lassi.