Bitter-gourd Fry

Bitter-gourd Fry

Bitter-gourd (Bitter Melon) Fry is an easy fritter in which the sliced bitter-gourd pieces are coated with flour and deep fried in oil. This would make a great accompaniment to all rice varieties or it can be just simple snacked upon.

Goodness of Bitter Gourd:

Bitter-gourd (Also called Pavakkai OR pagarkai in Tamil) contains twice the beta-carotene of broccoli, twice the calcium of spinach and twice the potassium of a banana. As good as a source of iron and vitamins, it’s bitter as it is.

Frying is an easy option to include the bitter gourd in diet. Our mom used to make this often as we all had trouble in eating bitter-gourd (who doesn’t, right???) in any other form. You can either have it along with rice, as it can easily replace chips, fryums, vadams & papads or with mint chutney as a healthy snack.

Over to Bitter-gourd Fry recipe from Home Making Delight…

Bitter-gourd Fry Recipe


Bitter-gourd – 4 or 3 cup sliced pieces

Gram Flour – 1/2 cup

Rice Flour – 1/4 cup

Corn Flour – 2 tblsp

Chilli Powder – 2 tsp

Salt & Water as required

Oil for deep frying

Preparation Method:

  1. Cut the bitter gourd vertically in the form of circles and try to remove the seeds inside as much as possible.

IMG_18762. Soak the pieces in the salt water for 15-20 minutes and drain them.

IMG_18853. Add rest of the ingredients (Gram & rice flour, Chilli powder, Asafoetida, salt(if required) and mix all together nicely. Sprinkle water only if required.

IMG_18864. Heat oil in the kadai or pan. Once, it’s hot enough try to drop each piece separately using fork.

IMG_18885. Fry on both sides for about 10-12 mins in medium-high flame.

IMG_18896. Dry them using a paper towel and store in an air-tight container.

IMG_1898 Tit-Bits:

  1. Avoid using ripe bitter-gourds.

  2. Proper storage would give longer shelf-lives.

  3. You can fry curry leaves in the oil and sprinkle them on these fritters to make it more healthy and delicious.

You have just unlocked the Bitter-gourd Fry recipe from Home Making Delight. Feel free to take a tour of our space to learn more :)

If you like our space, subscribe to our blog via email to get instant updates on our new posts

We would be happy to receive your feedback on this recipe :)  That would really mean a lot to us.

Have a great recipe or a different version of this delicacy? Have the heart to share? Come on, don’t be shy! Just send the recipe (only Vegan/Vegetarian please) to us via email with your photograph (Optionalif you don’t want that to be published here) and the final/all pictures of your delicacy :) We would try the same with our step-by-step photos and publish with your name and photo.. :)

Subject: New Recipe – HomeMakingDelight –

Tried this recipe? Please send us with your name and photo (Optional) and the final picture of your delicacy (Not at all optional :D). We would love to publish that here :)


SubjectTried Recipe – HomeMakingDelight –

ALL THE CONTENTS in this site are copyrighted to HOMEMAKINGDELIGHT. Plagiarism is a punishable offense by law.



This entry was posted in Snacks and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Have something to tell us?? Please drop your message here!!!