Bittergourd Fry

karate phoDi

Unlike most people I really love karate. My mother was with me this weekend and I asked her to make karate fry for me. It tastes yummy with rice and daal or any other curry.


  • 2 Bittergourds ( cut into long slices)
  • Red chilli powder
  • Tamarind pulp
  • Salt
  • Rava - 1 teaspoon
  • Oil for frying


  • Apply salt to the karela and set aside for atleast one hour. The longer you marinate, the less bitter it will be.
  • Drain all the salt water from the karela pieces by taking a handful and squeezing tightly.
  • To this apply the tamarind pulp, red chilli powder and rava.
  • Shallow fry on a tava on a small flame with sufficient amount of oil.

Marination time: 1 hour Cooking time: 20 minutes