Fried Karela Chips (Bitter Gourd)
65 mins (prep 60, cooking 5)
6 ingredients
6 servings
Here's a vegetable that you might not find in your regular grocery store, but Asian and Indian markets usually stock them. They're very bitter unless you use salt to draw as much moisture from them as you can, then they're quite mild. Some people prefer the bitterness. These make a great snack or salad garnish and I've also seen karela in Indian potato curries and even stuffed. I've made them substituting regular white flour for the rice flour and they turned out great. More addictive than I expected. :oops: Time includes the 1-hour moisture-drawing process.

Categories:  taste~mood , indian , equipment , <-4-hours , appetizer , snack , time-to-make , asian , lunch~snacks , vegetarian , to-go... , vegetable , stove-top , picnic ,
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Serving Size (12.03 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 34.81 Calories from Fat 1.71
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.19g 1.78%
Saturated Fat 0.04g 1.21%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 775.26mg 193.81%
Total Carbohydrate 7.5g 15.0%
Dietary Fiber 0.65 g 15.5%
Sugars 0.03 g %
Protein 0.94g 11.34%
Vitamin A 0.44IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 2.65mg% Iron 0.2mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
red chili powder


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