Karela/Bitter Gourd Fry

Bitter gourd fry

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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2 – bitter gourds/peeled/sliced

1 tsp – turmeric

1/2 tsp – salt  for the bitter gourd

1` cup coconut oil for deep frying

3 tbs unsweetened coconut shreds

3 garlic pods

1 tsp mirchi/cayenne pepper or to taste

1/2 tsp salt or to taste



  1. Wash the bitter gourd, peel the skin and chop them into tiny little slices. Add salt/turmeric to these and leave for 5 minutes
  2. Drain the excess water by squeezing the slices and put them in a hot pan of oil to deep fry.
  3. Ensure to fry these slices to golden brown and take them in a pan. Add the 3 tbs coconut shreds, salt, garlic pods, cayenne pepper or mirchi powder in a blender and make it a nice mix of dry powder. Add to these fried chips.
  4. Mix the powder with these fried crisps and serve it, you can store it in a mason jar the extra ones and they stay for a month 🙂20151229_183552


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