Bitter gourd is a very healthy vegetable and is popular in Asian countries. It has been used to treat diabetics, purify the blood, It has numerous health benefits, it detoxes the blood, helps in diabetes as it controls the blood sugar level. But as Me and my family like karela so I often use it during the season. Personally I like stuffed karela the most. But my family don’t like too much spices so I often try different recipes to make with bitter gourd or karela.

This delicious crisp chips can be served as a snack or a side dish with your meals.

Video recipe of karela or bitter gourd chips


Preparation time-15 min

Cooking time- 10 min.

Course- main course or side dish

Cuisine- Indian cuisine




  • 3 Bitter Gourd / Karela
  • 1 tbsp rice flour
  • 2 tbsp Gram flour or besan
  • 1 tbsp Red Chili Powder/ Laal Mirch
  • 1 tbsp Mango Powder / Amchoor Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder / Dhaniya Powder
  • ½ tspn haldi powder
  • to taste Salt
  • ½ tspn jeera powder
  • To Fry Cooking oil
  • 1 tsp Chat masala to sprinkle


Wash and peel bitter gourd or karela and then slice to make thin roundals.

Apply 1 tsp of salt and ½ tspn turmeric powder with some little water on the karela slices and keep aside for 15 min.

Wash them well and spread on a cloth napkin for a minute to absorb all the extra water ,but no need to squeeze the water.

Now put the slices in a wide bowl.

Add rice flour, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, amchoor powder, jeera powder, dhaniya powder, besan and salt  in the karela slices and mix well.

Heat oil in a wide and deep pan.


Add few karela slices in hot oil and fry.

First add on high heat then reduce the flame to medium. Deep fry the chips till golden and crisp.

Drain on a paper napkin to remove all the extra fat.

Can sprinkle with some chat masala before serving.

Serve immediately with your meal or as a snack.


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