Karela Chips | Karele ke Chips | How to make bitter gourd chips

Today’s recipe is ‘Karela Chips’. Crunchy and crispy chips recipe of bitter gourd. We popularly call it karela here in India.It is a recipe of chips which even diabetic person can enjoy without worrying about health. Monsoon is one season, where you can enjoy every type of fried snack. You can even store this chips in an air-tight container just like your potato chips/wafers.

Karela Chips

Karela Chips

It is tastes slightly bitter and tangy both. For this recipe, you will need karela (bitter gourd), gram flour, rice flour, corn flour, few spices and lemon juice. To get crispy and crunchy chips you need to fry chips on medium-low flame. Corn flour and rice flour are other reason behind the crunch of chips.

You can also try Purple Yam Chips Recipe (Ratalu/Kand Fries) , only time which these chips recipes require is for frying on low-medium flame.

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Serves: 2-3

Duration: 30 mins

Ingredients for Karela Chips

Karela / Bitter gourd250 gms
Besan / Gram flour3 Tbsp
Chawal ka atta / Rice flour 2 Tbsp
Corn flour2 Tbsp
Red chilli powder1 tsp (levelled) or as per your taste
Saltto taste
Amchoor powder / Dry mango powder1/2 tsp
Lemon juice1 tsp or juice of 1 small lemon.
Turmeric powder1/4 tsp
Oilfor deep frying

Method for Karela Chips

  • Wash and let the bitter gourd / karela air dry.

  • Use chips cutter to get the thin slices of karela. (If you can cut thin slices yourself, you are free to follow that method.)

  • In a mixing bowl, add karela slices, all the dry ingredients and lemon juice.

  • Mix well, till all the slices are coated nicely.

  • Heat oil in a deep pan or wok or kadhai.

  • Now start frying chips in batches on low-medium flame.
  • Remove them on absorbent paper.

  • Serve it immediately or store in an air-tight container.
Bitter Gourd Chips

Bitter Gourd Chips


  1. Cut slices carefully, if there are large seeds inside bitter gourd, please remove them first.
  2. Frying on low-medium flame is the key to get cruncy and crispy fried snack.
  3. You can also sprinkle chaat masala on the chips.
  4. If your coating is too dry, sprinkle very small amount of water on the slices.


  1. These chips might be the only way I could eat Karela 😛

  2. Hubby doesn’t like Karela but I love 😀 wonderful recipe sweetie❤

  3. Maybe I will finally eat Karela 🙂

  4. Aishwarya Krishnammachary

    July 16, 2017 at 2:51 PM

    always saw this at ‘Hot Chips’ shop & wondered how they made it
    will try

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