Bitter gourd chips | Home made bitter gourd chips
Pavakkai chips / Bitter gourd chips – sounds bitter isn’t it?? But the right way of preparation transforms the bitterness into the delicacy. Though I am not a big fan of pavakkai. When I see this recipe in sharmis place, the word a2b style tempted me to try out. Trust me , it gives a perfect crispiness and tastes similar like ananda bavan and it is not bitter more. I would say it’s a perfect healthy snack to go with a cup of chai or coffee.
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prep time: 10 mins | cook time : 10 mins | serves : 4
Cuisine : South indian | source : here
Bitter gourd chips – Ingredients
Pavakkai (Bitter gourd) – 2 nos
Corn flour – 1tbsp
Rice flour – 1 tbsp
Besan flour – 2 tbsp
Red chili powder – ½ tbsp.
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Fennel powder – ½ tsp
Cumin powder – ¼ tsp
Salt – as needed
Oil – to deep fry
How to make pavakkai chips:
- Wash bitter gourd, trim the ends, de-seed and chop as thin equal sized slices.
- Mix all the ingredients together except oil.
- Sprinkle a tbsp. of water and blend well.
- Let it sit for 10 mins.
- Heat oil in a kadai, once heated, keep the flame medium and start frying pavakkai as small batches.
- Fry both sides equally to a golden brown, drain excess oil and place on a kitchen towel.
- Serve hot with coffee or chai.
- The above-mentioned level of ingredients is for two bitter gourds. Adjust to the numbers you are using.
- You can get crispy fried chips in oil itself. If you are doing big batches and want to store for a long time, after fried in oil, spread in baking tray and bake for 5 mins in preheated oven.
- Adjust salt as of your taste.
- Remove the seeds in the centre and chop equal sized slices for the best result.