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Bitter Gourd Fritters

29 Sep

karela_pakoda
Kakarakaya Pakodi.

A thick batter is prepared with rice flour, besan and spices. Bitter gourd is thinly sliced and coated with the rice flour mixture. They are then deep fried in oil till golden brown in color. Serve bitter gourd slice with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around 2 Cups of Bitter Gourd Fritters.

Ingredients:

Bitter Gourd 1 Large
Besan 3 Tbsps
Rice Flour 6 Tbsps
Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp
Soda bi Carb a Pinch
Salt to Taste

Method of preparation:

Lightly scrape, wash, remove ends and thinly slice the bitter gourd.

In a mixing bowl, mix together besan, rice flour, red chili powder, soda bi carb and salt into thick paste adding enough water.
Mix in bitter gourd slices and coat them with the mixture.

Heat a deep frying pan on medium heat.
Slowly drop the bitter gourd slices coated in the rice flour mixture.
Deep fry till they turn golden brown on both sides.
Remove the bitter gourd fritters onto a absorbent paper.
Repeat the same with any remaining bitter gourd slices.
Serve bitter gourd slice with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure fritters are thoroughly cooked.

Suggestions: Adjust red chili powder according to spice preference.
Variations: Check other fritters recipes here.
Other Names: Bitter Gourd Fritters.