Bitter Gourd is packed with lots of health benefits. It helps in preventing diabetic complications, lowers the blood glucose levels and much more.
Like many others even I stay little away from this veggie in particular. Many times, I deliberately avoid buying them because of its bitter taste. As this veggie is packed with health benefits, my hubby picks them which I prepare as sides for chappathi. I will post this recipe in the near future.
Coming to today’s recipe, I love to have Fritters or Bajjis or pakoras, to name a few onion pakora, paneer pakora , aloo pakora etc. These are perfect evening snacks during this rainy season. I made this few days ago when I was craving for some yummy snacks as it was raining very heavily here. When I chose to try out this fritters, I was not sure about the taste. These fritters were truly delicious and the bitterness was not much as expected. I happily enjoyed them with a cup of steaming hot tea.Ingredients:
- Bitter Gourd/Karela – 1
- Oil for deep frying
- Rice - 2 tbsp
- Gram Flour/Besan – 2 tbsp
- Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
- Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
- Water as needed
- Salt to Taste
- Wash the bitter gourd and wipe off the moisture using kitchen towel. Slice the bitter gourd/karela to thin roundels. Keep aside.
- Take all ‘for batter’ ingredients in a mixing bowl and combine. Add water little by little to make thick batter.
- Heat a pan and pour enough oil to deep fry the bitter gourd roundels. Transfer the roundels to batter. When the oil turns hot (see to that the oil isn’t too hot), carefully slide the battered roundels and deep fry on low flame until both sides turn brown. Never increase the flame in between as they may not get even colour. When done removed from the oil and transfer on a kitchen napkin to absorb excess oil. Fry the remaining roundels in batches.
- Serve hot with a cup of steaming hot tea.
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