Baked Bitter Gourd Chips

Day 24 BM #51 -

I have explored baking many Indian vegetables this month and this one was the most interesting one. Though the kids stayed away from these bitter gourd chips, we loved it as a snack and as an accompaniment to dal and rice.

I cannot say that the bitterness was totally off, but it was within tolerable limits.

Adapted from here
Ingredients - 

Bitter Gourd 3-4 firm ones
Besan / Chickpea Flour /Gram Flour 2 Tbsp
Tamarind extract 2 Tbsp (or as required)
Cooking Oil 1-2 Tbsp
Salt, Red Chilli Powder, Sugar, Coriander Powder as needed

Baked Bitter Gourd Chips

Method Of Preparation -

Wash and pat dry the bitter gourd. Slice them into 1/2 cm circles. Remove the seeds if they are tough.

In a mixing bowl, toss the rest of the ingredients. Make a paste and set aside.

Add the sliced bitter gourd into the paste and make sure all the slices are coated with the paste. Let it marinate for about 15-20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 °F. Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Arrange all the slices as a single layer.

Bake them for 15 minutes. Turn over and bake them further for 15 minutes, monitoring them carefully. Let them bake until they are crisp.

It works great as an accompaniment to dal/sambar.

Preparation Time 15 min + Baking Time 30 min 
Makes approx 2 cups
Posted by Harini R on Tuesday, April 28, 2015


  1. Chips look crisp. I like bitter gourd and was thinking of baking stuffed gourd for this BM. Though i am done baking for this BM, I will try these. I have some bitter gourd in the fridge.

  2. Would this chips stay good for a day or two at room temperature?

  3. Suma Gandlur Says:
  4. I don't eat bitter gourd but my husband is a great fan and was thinking of trying it for him during this BM. I had a microwave version in my mind but this oven roasted must be good.

  5. Wow now this is a total treat. I love these chips and baking them is such a good option, so well made, they look nice and crunchy. Never mind that little bitter ness:)

  6. They look so crunchy. I would not have believed they were baked. Perfect!

  7. Harini R Says:
  8. @Usha - These stayed crisp for a day and then they started to get a little chewy.

  9. Crispy and delicious looking bitter gourd chips.

  10. Priya Suresh Says:
  11. Looks as much as like the deep fried ones, such a guilt free chips.

  12. Srivalli Says:
  13. Sounds so wonderful to make..though I don't eat bittergourd, my husband loves will make it for him.

  14. Srividhya Says:
  15. Best way to have bitter gourd. Amazing

  16. Kalyani Says:
  17. I made this too but cudnt take any clicks .. These look so good even to a bitter gourd hater like me :)

  18. Unknown Says:
  19. yum yum yummy!!! this is a great way to eat bitter gourd!!

  20. Healthy snack, looks nice and crisp.

  21. Pavani Says:
  22. Yumm, I would try these bittergourd chips. With the addition of besan and tamarind, they must have tasted awesome.

  23. What a lovely way to make bittergourd chips! We love bittergourd and this is one lovely way to eat it.

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