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fried karela chips have strong spicy and bitter notes combined with an irresistible crunch make them a total delight to bite into! Learn how to make crispy karela - bitter gourd chips.

Bitter gourd chips are a multi-flavoured treat that kind of tickles and excites your taste buds. It is made by deep-frying spice-coated slices of karela. It is then marinated with salt, mixed with masala and deep-fried.

To make crispy karela - bitter gourd chips, combine the karela and salt in a deep bowl and mix well with your hands. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 30 minutes. Remove all the excess water by squeezing it very well between your palms. Add all the other ingredients and 2½ tbsp of water and mix very well or till the karela coats the masalas well. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry a few karela slices at a time on a medium flame till they turn crispy and golden brown in colour from all the sides. Serve or store in an air-tight container.

The fried karela chips taste delightful when relished with a bowl of hot dal rice. While it tastes best when served immediately, you can also cool it completely and store in an airtight container.

Tips for karela chips. 1. The karela must be sliced using a slicer and not a knife, to get uniformly thin slices. 2. Since, we are already marinating the karela slices in salt, do not add more salt when mixing the spices and flours. 3. Consume them within 3 to 4 hours.

Try other karela based recipes like Karela Paratha or Karela Tikkis.

Enjoy karela chips recipe | bitter gourd chips | how to make crispy karela - bitter gourd chips | fried karela chips | with step by step photos below.

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Karela Chips Recipe, Bitter Gourd Snack recipe - How to make Karela Chips Recipe, Bitter Gourd Snack

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     3Makes 3 cups
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Ingredients

For Karela Chips
2 cups thinly sliced bitter gourd (karela) , unpeeled
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
1/4 cup rice flour (chawal ka atta)
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp chaat masala
1 tsp hot oil
oil for deep-frying
Method
    Method
  1. Combine the karela and salt in a deep bowl and mix well with your hands.
  2. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove all the excess water by squeezing it very well between your palms.
  4. Add all the other ingredients and 2 ½ tbsp of water and mix very well or till the karela coats the masalas well.
  5. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry a few karela slices at a time on a medium flame till they turn crispy and golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  6. Cool slightly and serve or use as required.

Karela Chips Recipe, Bitter Gourd Snack recipe with step by step photos

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What are karela chips made of?

  1. Karela chips are made of 2 cups thinly sliced bitter gourd (karela) , unpeeled, 1 tsp salt
    1/2 cup besan (bengal gram flour), 1/4 cup rice flour (chawal ka atta), 1 tsp chilli powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi), 1/2 tsp chaat masala, 1 tsp hot oil and oil for deep-frying.

Tips for karela chips

  1. Since the karela is unpeeled, remember to was it well with water before use.
  2. The karela must be sliced using a slicer and not a knife, to get uniformly thin slices. 
     
  3. We recommend you use measured quantity of salt for this recipe.
  4. Since, we are already marinating the karela slices in salt, do not add more salt when mixing the spices and flours. 

     
  5. Consume them within 3 to 4 hours.

How to choose karela, bitter gourd

  1. Young immature bitter gourds are the best for cooking. Its skin is bright green in color, the flesh inside is white, and the seeds are small and tender. 
  2. Do not use mature bitter gourds as they tend to be more bitter. 
     
  3. The vegetable is ridged, and the skin is pebbly in texture. So ensure it is free of dirt and any blemishes. 
     
  4. Although it can also be eaten when it has started to ripen and turn yellowish, it becomes more bitter as it ripens. 
     

How to slice karela

  1. Wash the bitter gourd thoroughly with water and dry using a kitchen towel. 
     
  2. Then place the bitter gourd on a chopping board and cut off the stem. 
     
  3. Then cut it into 2 halves by cutting across the chopping board using a sharp knife.
     
  4. Place one halve on the chopping board and cut them into thin slices by cutting across the chopping board.

How to make karela chips

  1. To make karela chips recipe | bitter gourd chips | how to make crispy karela - bitter gourd chips, add 2 cups thinly sliced bitter gourd (karela), unpeeled in a deep bowl.
  2. Add 1 tsp salt. We recommend you use measured quantity of salt for this recipe.
  3. Mix well with your hands.
  4. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove all the excess water by squeezing it very well between your palms. Discard the water. 
  6. Then to make karela chips recipe | bitter gourd chips | how to make crispy karela - bitter gourd chips, add 1/2 cup besan (bengal gram flour). This is for binding.
  7. Add 1/4 cup rice flour (chawal ka atta). This is to make the chips crispy.
  8. Add 1 tsp chilli powder.
  9. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi).
  10. Add 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  11. Add 1 tsp hot oil.
  12. Add 2½ tbsp of water.
  13. Mix very well with your hands. The masala should coat the karela well.
  14. Next, heat oil for deep-frying in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry a few karela slices at a time on a medium flame till they turn crispy and golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  15. Cool karela chips recipe | bitter gourd chips | how to make crispy karela - bitter gourd chips slightly and serve or use as required. It stays fresh for 3 to 4 hours. 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cup
Energy360 cal
Protein9.7 g
Carbohydrates34.1 g
Fiber13.3 g
Fat20.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium929.3 mg

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Karela Chips Recipe, Bitter Gourd Snack
5
 on 14 May 21 09:19 PM


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15 May 21 02:02 PM
Karela Chips Recipe, Bitter Gourd Snack
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 on 02 Nov 20 10:50 PM


Tried this recipe, came out excellent !! Thank you 🙏 very much
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03 Nov 20 02:58 PM
Karela Chips Recipe, Bitter Gourd Snack
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 on 19 Aug 20 11:42 PM


Tried this recipe today and it came perfect.
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Tarla Dalal    Sheeta thanks so much for trying our recipe, it means a lot to us.
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20 Aug 20 08:48 AM
Karela Chips Recipe, Bitter Gourd Snack
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 on 04 Jun 20 10:16 PM


I tried this twice now, my kids and hubby love love loved it. I finally had my kids love the smell and taste of bitter gourd. Thanks for sharing!
Karela Chips Recipe, Bitter Gourd Snack
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 on 14 Feb 18 05:25 PM


Nice one