Bitter Gourd Chips (Karele ke Pakode)

Bitter gourd slices dipped in a spicy gram flour batter and deep-fried. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Bitter Gourd Chips (Karele ke Pakode)
Main Ingredients Bitter gourd (karela), Gram flour (besan)
Cuisine Indian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Bitter Gourd Chips (Karele ke Pakode)

  • 3 medium Bitter gourd (karela) sliced thinly and soaked in water with salt and tu
  • ½ cup Gram flour (besan)
  • for deep-frying Oil
  • 3 teaspoons Rice flour
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Dried mango powder
  • 2 teaspoons Red chilli powder
  • a pinch Turmeric powder
  • 1½ teaspoons Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Carom seeds (ajwain)


  1. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
  2. Combine gram flour, rice flour, salt, dried mango powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and carom seeds in a bowl and mix well. Add water as required and mix well to make a thick batter. Add 1 teaspoon hot oil and mix again.
  3. Add bitter gourd slices, mix well and deep-fry in hot oil till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  4. Sprinkle dried mango powder and red chilli powder and serve immediately.