Bittergourd 65 Recipe / Pavakkai 65 / Karela 65
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 1.5 Cup
Bittergourd 65 Recipe / Pavakkai 65 / Karela 65 is a easy, deep fried snack made with bittergourd. Serve this as side dish or as a tea time snack.
  • 2 Bitter Gourds, Sliced
  • 2 Tbsp of Maida
  • 2 Tbsp of Rice Flour
  • 1 Tbsp of Corn Flour
  • 1 Tbsp of Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2 Tbsp of Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp of Dosa Batter (optional)
  • 2 Tsp of Sambar Powder
  • ¾ Tsp of Red Chilly Powder
  • ½ Tsp of Black Pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp of Soy Sauce
  • Pinch of Sugar
  • Water as needed
  • Oil to deep fry
  1. Wash and slice the bitter gourd finely.
  2. In a bowl, add all the ingredients except oil. Mix well with hand to make a thick paste and add sliced bittergourd. Keep the bowl in a fridge for 15 mins.
  3. Heat a pan with oil, when it is hot, gently add the bittergourd to the oil , deep fry it until golden brown colour and drain them on paper towel.
  4. Hot, delicious bittergourd 65 fry is ready to serve.
Best combo for bittergourd 65 is sambar rice and curd rice.
Keep tooth prick in each bittergourd and served it as an appetizer.
You can also add vinegar, if you prefer.
If you dont have sambar powder, add 2 coriander powder and ½ red chilly powder.
Add salt accordingly as sauce has salt in it.
You can follow the same recipe for any veggies.
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