Of course bitter gourd is bitter. But once you slice the gourd thinly, flavour up with spices and curry leaves and fry, I assure you that the bitterness wouldn't be there any more. Perhaps still mildly bitter but rest assured it won't bother you. Instead you will love the crunchy crispy chips that tastes so good until you won't stop munching. Either just like that or eaten with rice, sambar, rasam, long beans in coconut sauce and mango chutney.
4 medium size Indian bitter gourd - remove seeds and sliced thinly. Soak in water for 10 minutes and squeeze to remove excess water.
1/2 tbsp plain chilli powder
1/2 tbsp plain curry powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tbsp cornflour
1 tsp rice flour
3-4 sprigs curry leaves - shredded
Salt for taste
Oil for frying
Into a bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
Sprinkle a little water if needed.
Heat oil and fry gourd in batches till crispy and light brown in colour.
Remove and drain on kitchen towel.
Garnish with more curry leaves before serving.
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