Wash the bittergourd and pat dry.
Slice off from both ends and then cut the bittergourd into thin rings.
Put these thin rings in a container and sprinkle 1 tsp of salt over them.
Mix them well,so that the rings are fully coated with salt.
Keep aside for an hour.
The salt will cause the bittergourd to give off all its water and some of its bitterness.
Now drain all excess water from the bittergourd and rinse in clean water.
In a bowl, take gram flour, rice flour, red chilly powder, chat masala, salt and 1 tsp of oil.
Add the sliced bitter gourd to the flour mix one by one.
Sprinkle few drops of water so that the masala coats all the pieces well.
Heat the cooking oil in a deep pan on medium flame.
When hot , add the masala coated slices 6-7 at a time & fry till crispy and golden in colour.
Stir often in between with a ladle.
drain them out on absorbent paper.
Serve hot hot karela chips with tea or coffee. Or Store in an air tight container when cooled. It stays crisp for a long time. Enjoy