Make Bittergourd Chips Home – Karela Chips

by maria updated February 8, 2013

Make Bittergourd Chips,Make Bittergourd Chips home, Make Bittergourd Chips Recipe:Healthy Bittergourd Chips courtesy my mom and dad. We have been eating Bittergourd chips home since my childhood. Mom used to club fried bittergourd with lentils, rice and veggies. Bittergourd fry has become an integral part at my home now post marriage. I make these atleast once a week. My hubby also loves them.

Healthy Bittergourd Chips courtesy my mom and dad. We have been eating Bittergourd chips home since my childhood. Mom used to club fried bittergourd with lentils, rice and veggies. Bittergourd fry has become an integral part at my home now post marriage. I make these atleast once a week. My hubby also loves them.

Mostly people dislike bittergourd as its quite bitter in taste. Trust me make these chips home and your family will love them. Bittergourd is known as Karela in India. Bittergourd Chips is easy, made in no time and can be made at your convenience. The best part is Bittergourd chips are made only with 5 ingredients!

Lemme share some quick benefits of bittergourd.

  • Bittergourd helps in digestion and purifies your body.
  • It’s also known to cure diseases like malaria, diabetes, cancer, fever, burns etc.
  • Bittergourd also helps in building immunity.
  • It’s also known to give clear skin and blood purifying properties.

For more info on benefits of bittergourd click here en.wikipedia.org

Make Bittergourd chips home

So now that you know their benefits include bittergourd in your diet. Let’s make a note of the recipe.

Total Time: 35 mins

Serves: 2 people

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup oil
  2. 4 fresh bittergourd (250 gms)
  3. 2 tbsp red chili powder
  4. 1 tbsp turmeric
  5. salt / black salt as per taste

Method:

  • Wash the bittergourd under running water. Slice them into thin rounds as you see in the above pic.
  • Combine all spices stated above except salt. Spread them over the chopped bittergourd. You can either mix with your hand as I did. Alternatively you can toss them in vessel Or polythene bag. Marinate for 10-15 mins.
  • Take a deep pan add oil. Place on high heat. Once oil is hot reduce the heat. Place some spiced bittergourd. Ensure you don’t cluster them with too many. Fry some at a time. Deep fry until crisp and golden Brown from both sides with a slotted spoon.
  • Place them on absorbent napkins. Sprinkle salt for seasoning. Serve hot with lentils and rice.
Tip:
  1. I always add salt later to my marination. As salt tends to produce more moisture. So I avoid salt at the start I add them once my chips are fried. So they stay crisp and dry.
  2. You can add black pepper for a variation. Also if you want them more spicy sprinkle some chili powder once they are fried.
  3. Fry them on medium fire else they will burn.
  4. If you wish you can shallow fry them.
  5. Also you can marinate them and keep in fridge for 2 days. Make them when you wanna fry them as per your convenience.
Enjoy Bottlegourd Chip!

Thanks to my parents for making these chips for us. The printable version below:

Make Bittergourd Chips Home – Karela Chips

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Serving Size: 2 people

Make Bittergourd Chips Home – Karela Chips

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oil
  • 4 fresh bittergourd (250 gms)
  • 2 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • salt / black salt as per taste

Instructions

  1. Wash the bittergourd under running water. Slice them into thin rounds as you see in the above pic.
  2. Combine all spices stated above except salt. Spread them over the chopped bittergourd. You can either mix with your hand as I did. Alternatively you can toss them in vessel Or polythene bag. Marinate for 10-15 mins.
  3. Take a deep pan add oil. Place on high heat. Once oil is hot reduce the heat. Place some spiced bittergourd. Ensure you don't cluster them with too many. Fry some at a time. Deep fry until crisp and golden Brown from both sides with a slotted spoon.
  4. Place them on absorbent napkins. Sprinkle salt for seasoning. Serve hot with lentils and rice.
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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Frank @ Kraemers Culinary Blog August 30, 2012 at 8:27 pm

What a great recipe. I will definitely try this one, since we eat a lot of karela. :-)

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maria August 31, 2012 at 6:25 am

Great Frank do try and keep me posted with your feedback!

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suhani August 29, 2012 at 5:37 pm

hey Maria.. imade them yesterday and they made a nice side dish to our meal..thanks for he recipe..is there any way i can make them more crispy..

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maria August 30, 2012 at 2:30 am

Suhani thanks for trying you could keep frying them a little more on medium fire until they get nice golden brown and crispy. Try not adding salt earlier add salt once they are fried this will help you in getting crispy fried bittergourd. Hope this helps you ensure you stand there while frying else they might bet burnt.

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suhani August 28, 2012 at 1:45 pm

hi Maria..can i peel the bittergourd and then make the recipe..i personally dont like its peel..

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maria August 28, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Suhani you could peel the skin off however the skin consist of fiber but it’s upto your taste and preference!

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suzanne Perazzini August 24, 2012 at 10:20 pm

They look like an alien creature landed on earth – fascinating.

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maria August 25, 2012 at 3:59 am

ha ha Suzanne thanks :)

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torviewtoronto August 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm

looks wonderful I usually remove the middle :) lovely pictures

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maria August 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Thanks a ton :)

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