Kakarakaya Varugulu | Bitter Gourd Chips

Bitter Gourd Chips
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Resting Time
2 d

Today, I'll show you how to prepare bitter gourd chips or kakarakaya varugulu, a method of preserving bitter gourd that enables its use in a range of curry and fry recipes. Alternatively, you can fry it as a side dish or enjoy it as an evening snack. By utilizing this technique and making bitter gourd varugulu, bitter gourd can be stored for up to a year, providing ample opportunities to create delicious meals.

Course: Snack, snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Bitter gourd chips, Bittergourd Chips, kakarakaya varugulu
  • 1 kg Bitter Gourd
  1. Here I used 1 kg bitter gourd
  2. Cut off the ends
  3. Dice the bitter gourd into bigger pieces
  4. Since we will be drying them in the sun, they’re going to shrink so making bigger pieces is better
  5. After cutting them, spread them in a plate
  6. Next, dry these in the sun for 2-3 days
  7. We can see that the bitter gourd pieces have shrunk considerably
  8. These can be used to various recipes
Lets see how to fry them now
  1. Hear oil in pan
  2. Add the bitter gourd varugulu and fry
  3. Flip and fry till they change colour
  4. Sprinke some salt and chili powder on top
  5. Also add some crushed garlic for flavour and mix
  6. This is a great side dish with sambar or even as a snack by itself
  7. Store it in an air tight container and they can be used for upto a year
  8. Kakarakaya varugulu or bitter gourd chips are ready

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