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Qeema Bhare Karele Or Stuffed Karelas

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Rating 5/5.0
Occasion: Any   Total servings: 4-5
Cuisine: Pakistani   Calories:
Effort: Average   Pre-Prep time: 2-3 hrs
Best for: Diabetics   Preperation time: 1 hr
How to serve: Hot    

Qeema Bhare Karele Or Stuffed Karelas recipe by SumeraNawed at
Qeema bhare Karele or stuffed karelas recipe is sure to entice all. The bitter taste of karela get masked with the smart choice of spices, mince meat and other ingredients and the dish is typically enjoyed with rotis.

Keywords: qeema, karela, bitter gourd, bitter melon, karele, qarela, qarele, stuffed karele, stuffed karela, stuffed bitter gourd, stuffed bitter melon

Mince Meat (Qeema) 1/2 kg
Karela, bitter gourd or bitter melon (medium size)1 kg or 8-10 nos.
SaltClick to find more about Salt to taste
Red chilli powder 1 tea sp
Garam masala 1 tea sp
Cumin seedsClick to find more about Cumin seeds 1 tea sp
Corriander powder( pisa hua dhanya) 1 tea sp
TurmericClick to find more about Turmeric powder 1/4 tea sp
Tomatoes 3-4 (chopped)
GingerClick to find more about Ginger 1 1/2 table sp (chopped)
OnionClick to find more about Onion 2 large (chopped)
AnarClick to find more about Anar dana powder 1/2 tea sp (if desired)
Green chillies 4 medium (chopped)
Green corriander 1/4 cup (chopped)
Lemon juice 1/2 tea sp
Oil for frying

Preparing Karelas:
Peel the karelas (bitter gourd or melon) from outside until all the green stuff comes off and the skin becomes thin.
Take out all the seeds and green layer from inside.
Next, apply saltClick to find more about salt evenly inside and outside the Karelas and set aside for 2-3 hrs.
Then wash well with clean water.
Now boil them for 5 minutes adding 1/2 tea sp saltClick to find more about salt, lemon juice and turmericClick to find more about turmeric powder.
Allow to cool, strain water and keep aside.

Preparing Qeema or mince meat:
Saute 1/2 onionClick to find more about onion(chopped) in 2 tbsp oil. When it turns golden then add the mince meat and fry for few minutes.
Add chopped gingerClick to find more about ginger and all the dry ingredients except AnarClick to find more about Anar dana powder and fry for few more minutes.
Now add chopped tomatoes and 1/2 cup water and cook for 10-15 or until all the water dries up and mince meat leaves oil.
Now add all the chopped green masala and AnarClick to find more about Anar dana powder in Qeema (mince meat).
Mix well.

Stuff the prepared Qeema in each Karela (bitter gourd) evenly.
Tie all these stuffed Karelas with thread so that all the stuffing or masala stays inside.
Now in a frying pan pour 1/2 cup oil and place all the Karelas in it.
Cover and fry on a very low heat for almost an hour or until it becomes crispy golden brown.
Turn them occasionally without splitting the inside masala.

Now in a serving dish put some fried Qeema(what is left from the stuffed karelas) and Place all the stuffed Karelas in it.
Garnish with fresh green corriander and serve hot with Roti and Raita.

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There are 3 comment(s) for this recipe.
by iqra 3/5 Stars
nice recipe

Fri Oct 16, 2015

by Shahida chi 5/5 Stars
Nice recipe ;I like it

Wed Mar 06, 2013

by aliya batool 5/5 Stars
loved it very veeeeeeeeery much

Tue Feb 08, 2011

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