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Kalounji (Stuffed Caraili / Karela)

Course Appetizers
Cuisine East Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 karela = 2 servings
Author Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)


  • Caraili Karela
  • salt to taste
  • mango kuchela
  • strings


  • Boil the caraili for about 5 minutes in salted water. Slit lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.
  • Stuff the caraili with the mango kuchela. Tie the caraili with strings to keep the stuffing from falling out while frying.
  • Fry the caraili until brown. Drain on paper towel and cut into 1" pieces and serve.


The caraili could be stuffed with just about anything, such as mango kuchela, meat, fish, shrimp, etc.