Bharwa Karela Makhani Recipe – Stuffed Karela Masala Gravy

Bharwa Karela Makhani Recipe is a delicious karela gravy recipe that can be relished by diabetics.  Karela (Bitter Gourd/ Pavakkai), Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese), Potatoes (Aloo), Salt, Black pepper powder, Coriander (Dhania) Leaves, Mint Leaves (Pudina), Oil, Oil, Onions, Homemade tomato puree, Ginger, Garlic, Green Chilli, Red Chilli powder, Coriander Powder (Dhania), Cumin powder (Jeera), Garam masala powder, Sugar, Fresh cream, Salt   3 Karela (Bitter Gourd/ Pavakkai) For the Bharwa Karela Stuffing 1/2 cup Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , grated   2 Potatoes (Aloo) , boiled and mashed Salt , to taste  1/2 teaspoon Black pepper powder 1 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped 1 sprig Mint Leaves (Pudina) , chopped 1 teaspoon Oil For the Bharwa Karela masala gravy 1 teaspoon Oil 2 Onions , finely chopped  1 cup Homemade tomato puree 1 inch Ginger , chopped  4 cloves Garlic , chopped  1 Green Chilli , chopped  1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania) 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera) 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder 1 pinch Sugar 2 tablespoons Fresh cream Salt , to taste     10   25     To begin making the Bharwa Karela Makhani Recipe, wash the karela well, and very lightly peel of the skin, allow the green of the karela to be there, as its important for health.Cut the karela into three pieces, horizontally. Gently scoop out the flesh and seeds from inside the karela, in a way that you should be left with hollow cylinders of the karela pieces. In a pressure cooker, add the karela pieces and two tablespoons of water and pressure cook for one whistle. Turn off the heat and allow the pressure to release naturally. Drain the water if any and transfer the karela into a bowl and set aside. *For the Bharwa Karela StuffingIn a mixing bowl, combine the grated paneer, mashed potatoes, salt and pepper, chopped coriander and mint leaves. Mix well. Stuff Karela Stuffing mixture generously into the karela cylinders. Heat a pan with oil on medium flame, place the Bharwa Karela in it and cook until slightly roasted turning them around from time to time. This will take about 5-7 minutes. Once the Bharwa Karela have got a nice brown colour, turn off thee flame and set aside. *For the Bharwa Karela Makhani gravyIn a saucepan heat oil on medium flame, add the chopped ginger garlic and saute for a couple of minutes. Next add in the onions and saute till they turn into a light brown colour. This will take about 6-8 minutes. Once the onion-ginger-garlic is well cooked, add in the green chilies and tomato puree, cover and cook for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, open the lid and add in all the dry masalas- red chilli powder, coriander powder,  jeera powder,  garam masala powder, sugar and salt. Bring the Bharwa Karela Makhani gravy to a single boil. Turn down the flame, mix in the cream. Once the cream is well combined, turn off the flame. In a serving plate arrange the Bharwa Karela and then pour the Makhani gravy over it. Serve the Bharwa Karela Makhani hot.Serve Bharwa Karela Makhani Recipe along with Ragi Tawa Paratha, Beetroot Raita Recipe, Kala Chana Salad Recipe With Carrots, Cucumber & Tomatoes for a simple Diabetic Friendly meal.