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 :

*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



  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.