Karela chaat
Vegetarian

Karela chat

Chaat is a popular Indian street food which appeals to the masses. The sweet spicy and tangy flavors imparted by the chaats sold by street side vendors are mouthwatering. In this post  the author has prepared a chaat using bitter gourd. Bitterness is one of the six tastes mentioned in ancient Ayurveda and essentially should be incorporated in every meal of the day. The bitter ingredients help purify blood. This dish has a balance of sweet, bitter , tangy and spicy flavors with the goodness of health.

Karela chaat :

Makes 2 Plates.

Preparing time 10 mins
Soaking Time 30 mins
Cooking Time 30 mins

Ingredients :
For Preparing karela

1- Tender Karela 2 ps
2- salt 1tsp

Ingredients for Coating Karela

1 – Gram flour 4tsp
2 – Rice flour 2 tsp
3 – Corn flour 1tsp
4 – Red chilli powder 1tsp
5 – Turmeric powder ½tsp
6 – Chaat masala ½tsp
7 – Coriander powder ½tsp
8 – Cumin Powder ½tsp
9 – Garam masala ½tsp
10 – Salt to taste
11- Oil to fry
Mix all the ingredients and keep aside.

Ingredients for chaat

1- Thick curd whisked 1cup
2 – Sugar to taste
Mix sugar and curd
3 – Black salt to taste
4- Chaat masala to taste
5- Red chilli powder ¼ tsp
6 – Cumin powder ¼tsp
7- Salt to taste
8- Tamarind Chutney sweet 3-4 tsp
9 – Mint chutney 3-4 tsp
10 – Coriander leaves for garnish
11 – Barik sav for garnish

Method

1- Peel Karela
2- Slit & remove seeds
3- Cut in rings
Apply salt and leave for 30 mins.

Method to coat karela:

1- Wash Karela (salt applied )Twice
2- In a saucepan bring water to boil with little salt and add the washed karela.
3- After 10 min remove from flame, drain all water.
4- While hot, add the karela rings in above dry mixture and toss it until all the rings are well coated, keep aside.
5- Fry this coated karela until crisp.

Method to assemble


1- In plate place the Fried Karela.
2- Top with Curd, little tamarind and mint chutney
Sprinkle black salt, Red chilli powder, Roasted cumin powder, chaat masala and salt to taste.
3- Add remaining Tamarind and mint chutney followed by curd.
4- Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and Barik sev and serve.

 

Print
Karela chaat

karela chaat recipe

Crispy batter fried bitter gourd smeared in beaten curd spiced with green chutney
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Keyword bitter gourd recipes, chaat, Indian chaat, karela recipes, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Soaking time 30 minutes
Servings 2 plates
Author Rakesh Punmia

Ingredients

Ingredients :

*For Preparing karela*

  • 2 pieces Tender Karela
  • 1 tsp salt

*Ingredients for Coating Karela*

  • 4 tsp Gram flour
  • 2 tsp Rice flour
  • 1 tsp Corn flour
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to fry

Mix all the ingredients and keep aside.

*Ingredients for chaat*

  • 1 cup Thick curd whisked
  • Sugar to taste
  • Black salt to taste
  • Chaat masala to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 to 4 tsp Tamarind Chutney sweet
  • 3 to 4 tsp Mint chutney
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Barik sav for garnish

Instructions

*Method*

  1. Peel Karela
  2. Slit & remove seeds
  3. Cut in rings
  4. Apply salt and leave for 30 mins.

Method to coat karela

  1. Wash Karela (salt applied )Twice
  2. In a saucepan bring water to boil with little salt and add the washed karela.
  3. After 10 min remove from flame, drain all water.
  4. While hot, add the karela rings in above dry mixture and toss it until all the rings are well coated, keep aside.
  5. Fry this coated karela until crisp.

Method to assemble

  1. In plate place the Fried Karela.
  2. Top with Curd, little tamarind and mint chutney
  3. Sprinkle black salt, Red chilli powder, Roasted cumin powder, chaat masala and salt to taste.
  4. Add remaining Tamarind and mint chutney followed by curd.
  5. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and Barik sev and serve.

Aboutindrani

Indrani Sen is a teacher,lecturer in Information Technology/Computer Science for the past 12 years. She has authored 4 text books in Information Technology.
She is passionate about cooking and loves to blog about food and travel.This blog is like my baby as I have built it from scratch by myself with little help from colleagues ,friends and of course Google.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Advantages of local domestic helper.