Karela (Bitter Gourd) Fritters

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Karela (Bitter Gourd): 1
Nachni (Ragi) Flour or Besan: 1/2 Cup
Rice Flour: 1 tbsp
Hing (Asafoetida): A Pinch
Aamchur ( Dry Mango) Powder: 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder: 1 tsp
Baking Soda: 1 Pinch
Lime Juice: 1 tbsp
Salt to Taste


1. Wash karela and make thin round slices. Mix some salt, lime juice & slices very well. Keep aside for 15 - 20 minutes. Then remove seeds & wash slices 2-3 times with water.

2. Make a batter with ragi flour or besan,rice flour, salt, hing, baking soda, red chilli powder, aamchur powder by adding water slowly. Mix this batter very well. Make the batter little thick so that it can form a coating over karela slices.

3. Heat oil in a kadhai. Dip each karela slice in a batter and coat batter very well. Then put those slices in hot oil. Repeat this procedure for all other slices. Fry these slices from both sides for 2-3 minutes. Remove these slices and put it on paper towel to remove excess water.

4. Serve these hot fritters with any type of chutney or sauce.

This is my entry for Pooja's Vegetable of The Week: Bitter Gourd Event


kamala said...

Fritters look mouthwatering...
Nice idea !!!!

SpicyTasty said...

WOW this something creative and a unique recipe. I am not a big fan of bitter gourd but def try this sometime.

Pearlsofeast said...

Wow Trupti,u coated the fitters with ragi flour.Sounds great.

Uma said...

the fritters look delicious, Trupti! must have tasted great. nice entry.

Arundathi said...

I've eaten bitter gourd chips, which are similar - and that was probably the only time i've had bitter gourd that wasnt bitter! thanks for sharing!

Dhivya said...

creative entry trupti!!!!love these

Pooja said...

Coated with Ragi flour, it makes the whole dish healthy . this is really very innovative dish Trupti :) .
Thanks for beinag part of VoW-Bittergourd. Send this entry soon :)

Cham said...

One of the healthy BG fritters, love ur idea !

SMN said...


Bitter gourd luks yummy

Trupti said...

Thanks all

Sagari said...

very nice idea truptii

Mansi Desai said...

These sound good, as long as someone tells me they are NOT bittergourd fritters:)D