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Karela Batata Fry


Karela Batata Fry

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 2 to 4 people
  • Spice Level: Zero

Authenticity Slice

It is a good idea to use fresh, small karelas for this recipe as they tend to turn crisper while being fried.

Trivia Tadka

Karela Batata Fry is a crispy, mildly spicy vegetarian recipe from the kitchens of Gujarat. This recipe makes for one of the best side dishes to the main Gujarati fare.  


  • Bitter gourd (karela), de-seeded, peeled and cut into long strips (4)
  • Potato, cut into long strips (2)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • MTR Lal Mirch/Red Chilli Powder (1 tsp)
  • Cumin seeds (jeera) powder (1 tsp)
  • Lemon juice (½ tsp)
  • Sugar powder (1 tsp)


  • Thoroughly wash and peel the karela. Then, cut them into long strips and de-seed them. Keep aside.
  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into long strips as well. 
  • Heat oil in a kadhai and keep frying the karela strips in it till it has turned crisp. Place them on a kitchen paper towel to drain off any excess oil.
  • Similarly fry the long strip potatoes and keep aside.
  • Mix the fried karela with the fried potatoes.  
  • Sprinkle some MTR Lal Mirch/RedChilli Powder, salt, jeera powder, sugar and lemon juice onto the fried pieces.
  • Mix well and serve hot.

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