Karela Fingers/Bitter Gourd Fingers







Ingredients:

For Pressure Cook:
  • Karela/ Bitter Gourd: 1 long
  • Jaggery: 2tbsp
  • Lemon: 1/2
  • Vinegar: 1tbsp
  • Salt: 1tsp
  • Chilly Powder: 1tsp
For First Coat:
  • All Purpose Flour/Maida: 1 1/2tbsp
  • Rice Flour: 1/2tbsp
  • Corn Flour: 1tbsp
  • Dry Coconut powder: 1tbsp
  • Coconut Milk Powder: 1tbsp Buy This
  • Chilly Powder: 2tsp
  • Salt: 1tsp
  • Ground Nut Powder: 1tbsp
  • Roasted Gram Powder: 1tbsp

Note: Instead of Dry Coconut Powder and Coconut Milk Powder you can use 1 1/2tbsp Desiccated Coconut.  

For Second Coat:
  • All Purpose Flour/Maida: 2tbsp
  • Rice Flour: 1/2tbsp
  • Corn Flour: 1/2tbsp
  • Chilly Powder: 1tsp
  • Salt: 1/2tsp
  • Bread Crumbs: 1 1/2tbsp Buy This


Method:
  • Wash & slice Karela/Bitter Gourd into 2-3 inches (long slices), keep aside.
  • Mix all the “For Pressure Cook” ingredients in a small Vessel with bitter gourd mix well so that all the bitter gourd gets coated with thick paste, close the Vessel.
  • Place the closed vessel in the cooker & Pressure cook for 6 whistles with medium flame.
  • Once it’s cooled. separate bitter gourd from the liquid.
  • In a separate bowl with lid, mix the “For First Coat” ingredients.
  • Add bitter gourd.
  • Close the lid & shake well so the powder mix gets coated to the wet bitter gourd.
  • Mix the “For Second Coat” ingredients & spread it in a plate.
  • Roll bitter gourd in it.
  • Refrigerate it for 1hr.




  • Deep fry till it turns golden brown.
  • Remove it to paper towel.
  • Karela Fingers is ready to serve.
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20 comments:

Uma said...

spicy crunchy fritters..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

very healthy recipe...luks gr8.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Looks crisp and fabulous!

Swapna Sree said...

looks crispy and yummy......

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

It's fried so it has to be tasty! It looks wonderful!

Madhuri said...

wow. Something unique and healthy too

Priya said...

Wow bitter gourd fingers looks super crispy and fabulous..

TREAT AND TRICK said...

This is very interesting the way you cook the bitter gourd, looks great....

Swathi said...

Nice and Crunchy fingers

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Soo many biter gourd posts.. in the blogosphere
they look amazingly crunchy!!

Gita Jaishankar said...

Wow this is a very interesting snack with bittergourd...looks very crispy and so good :)

Kiran said...

Dear Madhura,Karela fingers look very crispy and yummy.

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Padhu said...

Looks yummy!!

simply.food said...

Wow what an intricate but wonderful recipe for this dish.Sounds amazing.My 1st visit here.Following your blog.

Malar Gandhi said...

I like bitter gourd a lot, rarely I do make chips out of it, never came across fingers so far, thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe, the next time I buy bitter gourd, this is going to be the method.:)

Gulmohar said...

Never thought of something like this..great recipe

thehungryartist said...

That looks delicious. I have never seen bitter gourd before... What is jaggery?

Madhura Manoj said...

@ thehungryartist
Jaggery means Unrefined sugar made from palm sap.

Angie's Recipes said...

That's a very interesting recipe. Would love to try them.

Tebonin said...

Interesting name...Spicy is my favorite. This recipe is a lit bit like my BBQ beef.

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