Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Karela Pakoda/ Bitter Gourd Chips

Posting another recipe of this most hated veggie KARELA or BITTER GOURD. A simple Karela Stir fry recipe is already on the blog. Check it out here. Everyone are aware of the nutritional values of this veggie but still avoid it. Try this and I am sure you will change your views for good. 

Karela Pakoda/BitterGourd Chips
Here's the recipe of Karela/BitterGourd Chips/Fry


Karela/ Bitter Gourd - 1

Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp

Haldi- 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Besan/ Gram Flour - 2 tbsp

Rice Flour - 1 tbsp

Oil - Deep Frying.


1. Wash the bitter melon and cut into halves. Remove the seeds and cut it into thin slices. 

2. Add some salt and 1/2 tsp haldi to the sliced bitter melon. Leave it untouched for about 1/2 an hour.

3. After half an hour, you will notice some bitter water left out from bitter gourd. Wash it with water and squeeze out the water and transfer the squeezed bitter melon to another bowl.

Step 2 and Step 3 is to lessen the bitterness of the bitter gourd. You are always welcome to skip these two steps.Deep Frying also reduces the bitterness.

4. Mix all the ingredients along with squeezed bitter gourd (except oil) with little water till the bitter gourd gets coated with the flour. Don't add too much of water. Batter should be thick enough just to coat the veggie.

5. Heat oil in wok and carefully drop these veggie's one by one for deep frying. Fry it till in a medium flame till it gets golden brown and crisp.

6. Serve it hot.

Karela Pakoda/BitterGourd Chips

Note: You can also include the seeds of the bitter melon.

Add 1 or 2 tsp of hot oil before mixing it with besan and rice flour. It gives more crispier chips.