A Spicy Baked Kalounji

Baked kalounji makes an interesting side dish or even an appetizer if you dare.


Course: Meats

Cuisine: East Indian


  • 2 caraili bitter gourd, karela
  • 1 lb minced chicken
  • 1 cup cheese grated
  • 2 sweet pepper small
  • 1/2 cup onion sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup green seasoning
  • salt to taste


  • Slice the sweet pepper. Wash and slit the caraili longitudinally. Remove the seeds.
  • Blanche the caraili in hot water. Remove and place in cold water. Set aside.
  • Note: Alternatively, you can use the salting method explained earlier
  • but you will have to do it 30 minutes before attempting the recipe.
  • Season the meat with the green seasoning and salt.
  • In a deep pot, saute the onion in oil until translucent,
  • then add the minced chicken. Leave to cook, stirring every now and then.
  • Remove when the meat absorbs the liquid and is properly cooked .
  • Stuff the caraili with the minced chicken.
  • Then top the minced chicken with the thin slices of sweet pepper.
  • Finally top with cheese.
  • Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes or until cheese bubbles.
  • Remove and leave to cool. Cut into 1″ slices before serving.

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