Baked Bitter Gourd Bhajji Recipe (Karela Fritters)
Healthy evening snack recipe with bitter gourd. Instead of frying, these are oven baked
Baked Bitter Gourd Bhajji Recipe (Karela Fritters) is a delicious way to enjoy the goodness of bitter gourd. Bitter gourd slices are coated with a spicy batter and then baked till crisp instead of deep frying to make this tasty snack. Marinating the slices in salt and then rinsing them reduces their bitterness to an extent. Bitter gourd is diabetic friendly as well and helps in reducing the blood sugar levels.
If you like this recipe, here are more baked recipes you can also try for evening snacks
- 3 Bitter Gourd (Karela) , roughly scraped, sliced and seeds removed
- 1/2 cup Gram flour (besan)
- 2 tablespoon Rice flour
- 10-12 Curry leaves , torn
- 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder , (adjust)
- 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 tablespoon Cooking oil , heated
- Salt , to taste
- Water , as required to make a thick batter
Directions for Baked Bitter Gourd Bhajji Recipe (Karela Fritters)
To begin making Baked Bitter Gourd Bhajji Recipe (Karela Fritters), slice the bitter gourd and take out seeds if they are big. If they are tender and edible, let them be.
Add some salt to the bitter gourd slices and keep aside for 15-20 minutes. Discard the water and rinse the slices with water.
Pre-heat the oven to 200 deg C.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl, stir together all the other ingredients.
Use water as required to make a thick batter.
Dip the slices in batter and coat all over.
Place on the baking sheet and bake for about 18-20 minutes or till they turn golden brown (timing may change depending on the oven efficiency).
Giving up a lucrative career tinkering with Analytical equipments, Madhuli Ajay chose to tinker in her Food lab- developing new recipes & satisfying her culinary travel cravings. She has been sharing heirloom recipes on her blog 'My Foodcourt' for the past 9 yrs. Madhuli bakes to feed her soul. Testing recipes & photographing food for a cookbook, has fuelled her food photography passion. Based in the gorgeous 'Wine Capital' of India Nashik, Madhuli also loves spending time in her little kitchen garden.