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Karela Chat

A crispy savory beautiful shaped snack made with refined flour and few spices
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Kids Friendly, snacks/starters, Tiffin recipes, Travel Food
Cuisine: Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Keyword: champakali nimki snack, crispy karela nimki, mathri, nimki
Servings: 25 pieces
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 2 cup Refined Flour / Maida
  • 1/4 cup Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Carom Seeds / Ajwain
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
  • 1/2 tsp Peppercorns / Sabut Kali Mirch crushed
  • To taste Salt / Namak


  • In a bowl take refined flour,cumin,carom,crushed pepper corns ,salt and 1/4 cup cooking oil.
  • Mix every thing well then add some water and make a medium stiff dough.
  • Cover with a cloth and let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
  • Make small balls from the dough.
  • Roll the dough balls to make small thin pooris.
  • Make vertical slits all over leaving some portion on the sides.
  • Now roll the pooris to make a cylinder.
  • Heat enough oil in a deep pan.
  • Deep fry the prepared karelas on medium to low heat in batches.
  • Fry all the karelas and drain on a paper napkin.
  • Karela chat- Arrange few fried karelas on a plate and put some boiled potato cubes over it.
  • Drizzle some yogurt ,green chutney and tamarind chutney.
  • Sprinkle roasted cumin powder,red chili powder and black salt.
  • Serve immediately.