Stuffed Karela is a vegan recipe of bitter gourd stuffed with spices and powder mix. It is quite an everyday recipe in North Indian households.


Bitter Gourd is a vegetable that most people, unfortunately, hated despite being incredibly healthy and nutritious. For the apparent reason for the bitter taste, it possesses.

However, it can be eliminated if we rub them with salt and keep it aside for sometime before cooking it. Curd is also an excellent option to use for reducing the bitterness of the vegetable.

Stuffed Karela in a Punjabi household is consisting of sauteed onion and sometimes fennel seeds powder in them. It provides a little bit of sweetness. However, we are using any of it here and giving the recipe a Gujarati approach.

You can use any ingredient in your stuffing as per your wish. It can even be a simple chutney that you stuff it with. But stuffing it with spiced potato will be a great combination. You can even make it sweet instead of spicy if you like.

Since it is a vegan recipe, everyone can enjoy it tension-free. Generally, this serves as a side dish with the main course. But you can have it with rice, roti or chapati. It is also a great recipe to have in a lunch box.

Try our other recipes like Dry Stuffed Parwal and Baingan Masala Dhaba Style.