Friday, January 16, 2009


This is the one that I prepared most offen whenever I buy bittergourd. Its just quick, simple and goes perfect with kanji. For removing bitterness from the veggie just sprinkle salt on the cut piece , let it sit for few min and squeez out excess water. It works. People who dont love bitter taste can try same recipe with chinese bitter melon.


2 Bitter gourds.

1 1/2 tbsp Chilli powder.

1/2 tsp Turmeric powder.

Pinch of Hing.

2 tbsp Rice flour.

Salt to taste.

Oil for deep frying.


Wash the bittergourd and cut the veggie into round circles.

Marinate it with all the dry ingredients listed above. Let it sit for half an hour.

Heat oil in pan. Deep fry them until brown.

Serve hot.



Asha said...

Looks yummy and crunchy. Great snack for this cold day! :D

Curry Leaf said...

I love it,though my husband does not.I love your pic,it came out perfectly.Too tempting and next time I buy bittergourd,I will be doing thi.

Jaishree said...

Bittergourd chips is my husband's fav.Looks yum ... awesome pic...

Divya Kudua said...

One of my favourite dishes with bitter the crunchy outside and soft inside texture of this phodi..even I posted a phodi recipe!!

Anonymous said...

We call it 'kondattam'..its yummy

Suma Rajesh said...

That was superfast comment after 5 min. Thank u soo much. And yes, its a great snack tooo :).Its great munching while watching tv programes.hehe

Curry leaf,
Here straight opposite hubby likes it soo much. Making these offen i guess i am too liking it.


Wil check ur version too :)

Ur right ann. In malayalam its called kondattam which is prepared on onam or vishu.

Happy cook said...

This was my hated veg when i was at home. Only time i like tyhem was when fried like these.

DEESHA said...

wow thatz soo yummy, I have only heard of this but havent tasted this as yet

Cham said...

I love bittergourd in any form the crisp is such a great side dish! Delicious

Madhavi said...

Lovely dish and looks mouthwatering yummmm!!!!

Uma said...

mmm. mouth-watering chips! Don't look! I am taking that plate full of yummy bittergourd Chips! :)

Laavanya said...

Looks perfect Suma. My husband will only eat this preparation of bittergourd.. but nowadays I bake them in the oven instead of deep-frying.. just as good :)

Suma Rajesh said...

Happy cook,
I am dam sure u would like this.

Do try this deesha, its really tasty.

I know ur bittergourd over :)


hehe sure uma. Please take it soon b4 anyone take it.

Baking sounds great..thanks for sharing. will defintly try this version.


This is exacly how we too make,love this! Looks so grisp!

Dershana said...

we call this pavakka kondattam. love it but don't make it often. your pics look lovely.

sowmya said...

good one..i too liked laavanya's idea of baking them..

Ramya Bala said...

This is my hubbys favorite :)hehhee..I never touch bittergourd,aana this one like to have with curd rice..YUM YUM

Shama Nagarajan said...

my fav...crispy one.......lovely

notyet100 said...

hve tried this but widout rice flour ,..will try next time wid riceflour,..i guess will be more crunchy,..;-)

Priya said...

My fav one, i prepared the same way too...

Ashwini Kenchanna said...

Hi Suma, first time here. Loved the bittergourd chips. great for the cold..

Suma Rajesh said...

Raks, Desharna, Soumya, Shama, Priya,

Yaa best sidedish with curd rice.

Adding fo rice flour makes the veggie crispy.

Welcome to my blog. Visit for more treats.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a healthy snack. Looks so good. Nice recipe. YUM!

ranji said...

WOW!!so thin and crisp..would love to have that with rice and dal...absolutely delicious!!!:)

Roopa said...

Wow dear, love these crunchies :) I make them in Microwave too, which you can find in my blog. I love those kaathe's , but we buy it very less these days as the prices are increasing way high in the Indian stores near our place :(

Suma Rajesh said...

thanks sukanya, ranji ,roopa

Mangala Bhat said...

hey Suma thanks for stopping by ...i am havyaka (kannadiga ..from sirsi )where r u from ? btw love the recipe of karela ..and other dishes too.

mangala bhat