Bitter Gourd Fritters – Hagalakayi Bajji

We had brought Bitter Gourd – Hagalakayi last week during our regular visit to the Indian Store. As always, I prepared

ಹಾಗಲಕಾಯಿ ಗೊಜ್ಜು  – Bitter Gourd Gojju ( Not prepared during festivals).

I also decided to do a small experiment and prepare Bitter Gourd Fritters – Hagalakayi Bajji, as I had eaten these when I was in Dubai. It was tasty, bitter and yummy. So, enjoy the recipe for Bitter Gourd Fritters – Hagalakayi Bajji. I prepared simple Tomato Saaru -Rasam and this went well with it. Yummy Yum.



  • 2 tsp Rice flour
  • 2 tsp Gram flour
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • Pinch of Hing
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 Bitter Gourd


  1. Wash and slice the bitter gourd into thin slices. See image above.
  2. To this slices, mix all the ingredients except for oil.
  3. Mix well with just a few drops of water.
  4. It has to stick to the bitter gourd.
  5. Heat oil, and on low heat fry these slices on low flame.
  6. These will turn crunchy.
  7. Serve with your favorite Rice and Saaru.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Manjari on December 2, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Is it shallow fry or deep fry. Pls mention


  2. Namaskar. Thank u for largely unknown recipe. I will attempt when I come to US in July and contact you.


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