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Karela Chips Recipe
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Karela Chips Recipe | Bitter gourd Chips

Tasty and Healthy Chips with all 4 basic taste , sweet , salt , bitter and sour together makes this one of the most tasty snack .
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Baking, Diet, Gluten Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Soaking Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 3 People
Calories 132kcal
Author Muktha H S


  • 2 large Bitter gourds / Karela
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • ½ tablespoon Tamarind pulp soaked in ¼ cup water to extract juice

For Batter

  • ¼ cup Gram flour / Besan
  • 1.5 tablespoon Rice flour
  • 1.5 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon Jaggery powder
  • ½ teaspoon Jeera / Cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon Dry mango Powder , optional
  • ¾ teaspoon Salt or as required
  • Water as required
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil or any cooking oil
  • 1 pinch Hing/ Asafoetida


  • 2-3 sprigs Curry Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Salt


  • Trim edges of bitter gourd and cut bitter gourd into thin slices.
  • In a bowl add sliced bitter gourd, add salt, turmeric powder, tamarind juice and mix well. This is optional step.
  • Set aside for minimum 30 minutes or more, preferably 60-90 minutes is better.
  • After 60 minutes, squeeze out excess juice and remove the bitter gourd slices onto a plate.
  • Remove matured / hard seeds from the bitter gourd slices and retain tender seeds, if any.
  • Preheat oven to 200 deg celsius.
  • In a mixing bowl, add gram flour , rice flour , red chilli powder , cumin powder , dry mango powder , salt , jaggery , asafoetida and mix well.
  • Add water part by part gradually and whisk well to get a flowing consistency batter (not thick, nor thin) as shown in the video.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil and mix well.
  • Now slide in bitter gourd slices and mix well such that batter coats bitter gourd slices.
  • Arrange the batter coated bitter gourd on greased parchment paper and bake for 25 -30 minutes in preheated oven at 200 deg Celsius. Alternatively, you can also deep fry in oil till its crisp.
  • Whilst, take 2-3 sprigs of curry leaves in a bowl, add 1teaspoon of oil and ¼- ½ teaspoon of oil, mix well and set aside.
  • Halfway, when the bitter gourds are baked for about 18- 20 minutes, remove from the oven. Flip to the other side, spread curry leaves on top and bake for another 4- 5 minutes till curry leaves and bitter gourds are crisp.
  • Remove from oven and serve along with coffee / tea .



  • Following the same recipe , you can deep fry bitter gourd to make chips. Fry on medium heat ,till it is crisp. It takes some more time to get crunchy.
  • If Tamarind is not available , Use Lemon Juice to soak Bitter Gourd slices ,it helps to remove bitterness from Bitter gourd.


Calories: 132kcal