Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd Chips – Karela Fry – Indian Veg

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Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd Chips -Origin

Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd chips – is a popular dish in India.In India, variety of dishes made with bitter gourd.In North India – kaju karela(fried with Cashew nuts), Karela Sabzi(cooked with Potatoes) are very popular dishes.In Kerala cuisine – thoran(mixed with grated coconut), mezhukkupuratti (stir fried with spices), theeyal (cooked with roasted coconut) and pachadi(food for diabetics).In Andhra Cuisine Pachi Pulusu (Sesame seeds,coconut and peanuts). In Tamil cuisine includes pagarkai pitla, kattu pagarkkai(stuffed and fried).In Konkan cuisine, salt is added to finely chopped bitter gourd and then it is squeezed, removing its bitter juice.

Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd Chips – Spices and Cooking method

Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd chips- Simple recipe prepared in less time.This is my version of cooking,The bitter gourd boiled with turmeric and salt. Then the boiled bitter gourd slices marinated with the chilli, cumin and turmeric powder. After marination bitter gourd slices fried in the oil. The spice levels can be adjusted from mild to hot according to individual preferences.Bitter gourd recipe is very yummy and delicious recipe with the crunchy bite.I have done 9 types of dishes with bitter gourd.You can watch the recipe videos in my site.For healthy diet, use less oil and fry it in a low flame.

Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd Chips – Nutritional health benefits

Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd Curry -This food is low in Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Iron and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc and Manganese.Bitter melon is an excellent source for reduction of blood sugar levels in the treatment of type-2 diabetes.Fresh bitter melon is good source of Vitamin-C, one of the powerful natural antioxidants.Bitter melon helps in relieving indigestion and constipation problems.

Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd Chips – Serving method

Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd Chips – is an excellent side dish can be served with rice as a main course for lunch or dinner.Bitter gourd curry can go well with rice, sambar and rasam. Bitter gourd curry is very healthy dish that everyone must have weekly once in their diet.Bitter gourd recipe is very easy to prepare and tastes good.Try this recipe and stay healthy.


Bitter gourd-250gms
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Cumin powder-1/4tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Hing-1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

Preparation method:

  1. Wash pat dry and chop bitter gourd into medium  slices.
  2. Boil it in a salt water and keep it aside  for to cool.
  3. Add chilli powder, turmeric, hing, cumin powder, salt to the slices and mix it well.
  4. Marinate it for 15 mins.
  5. Heat oil in a pan, add the marinated pieces and  tawa fry it .
  6. Add few at times, fry it till it turns to golden brown. Cook it  in the medium flame.
  7. Serve it hot with rice ,meals and curd rice.