Crispy Bitter Gourd Fries | Easy Pavakkai Fry | Pavakkai Recipes

Crispy Bittergourd Fries

A simple, easy, and crispy fries!
Bitter Gourd….oh no…it tastes bitter…This is what generally we say. Believe me, this Crispy Bitter Gourd Fries does not have the bitterness at all. Even kids will love it. At times, I use color. Most of the time, when I buy bitter gourd, I do it this way. Some deep fry it. I generally grill it or fry it in dosa pan using 2 tablespoons of oil. For me, since I shallow fry it, is surely a healthy recipe. Try it out and you’ll know how easy, tasty, and crispy it turns out to be!

Preparation Time. 2 minutes
Cook Time. 10 minutes
Recipe Category. Snack
Recipe Cuisine. Indian
Serves. 3


Bitter gourd – 5 to 6 nos.
Rice flour – 4 tablespoons
Corn flour – 2 tablespoons
Sambar powder/Chilli powder – 2 teaspoons
Turmeric powder or Color – 1/4 teaspoon
Salt – as desired
Oil – as desired

Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.


1. Cut bitter gourd into thin and round pieces.  In a bowl, put all the ingredients except bitter gourd and add 2 tablespoons water and mix well. If you are using color, mix the color in a teaspoon of water and add it to the remaining ingredients. The consistency of the paste should neither be watery or thick paste.

2. In a frying pan, heat oil. When the oil is hot, add the bitter gourd pieces and fry until they become golden brown. You can also shallow fry bitter gourd pieces in 2 tablespoon of oil in a pan. I have shallow fried them.

Now, Crispy Bitter Gourd Fries are ready!!! You can either have it as snack or as a side dish for rice.

Serve. Hotel Style Coconut ChutneyTil Chutney, Cucumber Kootu, Spring Onion Moong Dal, Cucumber Moru Kootu, Poosanikai Mor Kuzhambu,Paruppu Rasam, Pineapple Rasam, Poondu Rasam (Garlic Rasam), Basil Rice (Thulasi Sadam), Bisi Bele Bath, Kovakkai|Tindora Rice, Raw Mango Rice, Oats Curd Rice, Peanut Rice, Vendekka Sadham/Lady’s Finger Rice/Bhindi Rice,    

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