Baked Bitter Gourd Bhajji Recipe - Karela Fritters
Baked Bitter Gourd Bhajji is a healthy evening snack recipe with bitter gourd. Instead of frying, these are oven baked. You can make these to munch during your evening tea.
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 Karela (Bitter Gourd/ Pavakkai) , 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 Sunflower Oil , heated
- Salt , to taste
- Water , as required to make a thick batter
How to make 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).