Bitter Gourd Chips or Pavakkai Chips. Trust me, even those who can't stand bitter gourd I bet will truly love these crispy fried bitter gourd chips. Maybe I shouldn't speak on behalf of others, in my house, oh-my-god, the moment these chips are out of my frying pan, they just disappear even before anything else (Lotus Root Chips, Crispy Fried Okra & Mushroom Rolls). Hands will just crawl just like that. Even myself, I myself can't help putting some in my mouth (Cauliflower Fritters). To make bitter gourd chips, lemme tell you that its really simplified. Yes. But make sure you slice bitter gourd to utmost thinly which by far is crucial (Valakkai Chips). Otherwise, I'm afraid chips will not be as crispy as you expect and believe me, somehow its like magical that once bitter gourd is fried, its bitterness just vanishes in thin air (Bitter Gourd Puli Curry, Bitter Gourd Prawn Curry & Bitter Gourd Sambar). Bitter Gourd Chips? Ahhhhh! Just so good. Oh, what is unique and out of this world for this my version Bitter Gourd Chips? Curry leaves fried together. You should try and trust me, you won't regret.
4 medium size Indian bitter gourd - remove seeds and slice 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.
Sounds bitter but interesting! Gonna try this! :)ReplyDelete
sounds like an addictive snack!ReplyDelete
I too make this often but with little different ingredients.. Planning to post some day :) Loved the clicks.. Healthy bitter treat :)ReplyDelete
This is one of my faves when I have banana leaf rice.ReplyDelete
Wow, how crispy and crunchy it is. Love it.ReplyDelete
You know, one way or the other, everybody would have hated Bitter Gourd at some point of time. But once they get to know how to get rid of the bitterness, it works out well. I love the fries now!!
The only ingredient I never added was, "fish or meat curry powder", otherwise my version is similar to yours. I'm sure the curry powder would have given the extra kick.
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good one yummyReplyDelete
Nice and yummy dear, I do make this but never have added curry powder. May be I will give it a shot the next time.ReplyDelete
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Like you, I was one of the millions who ran away from bitter gourds during my younger days. My Amma sometimes would just give up with me. I only started eating fried bitter gourds after getting married, that too in a restaurant. I did say "ewww" at the first bite...but continued eating after that. Lol.
Your fried version looks very tempting...I need to grab some now, hope you don't mind. Glad to meet you and your delicious space! Have a Super Sunday and gorgeous week ahead :)
Bitter gourd can be so yummy , I learned here!ReplyDelete
looks delicious & crunchy...lovely healthy recipe!ReplyDelete
Crunching on a bitter gourd sounds interesting.loved the idea adding meat powderReplyDelete
My favorite way to enjoy bitter gourd too! So yummy!ReplyDelete
This is such a delicious dish. I haven't made this for ages. Thanks for sharing your recipe.ReplyDelete
Never even though to make a bitter crisp before,ReplyDelete
bitter gourd with a spice kick'in sounds appetizing!
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Oh I love bitter gourds. Ur look temptingReplyDelete
Wow so crispy n crunchyReplyDelete
looks delicious and healthy recipeReplyDelete
Bitter gourd looks lovely. I do prepare quite similar but without the spices :) Next time i am going to try this.ReplyDelete
mmm....i love to eat this...surprisingly I dont mind the taste of bitter gourd when i was smallReplyDelete
looks different,i have tasted one crispy fried with salted eggs in KL.ReplyDelete
Looks very good...I'll sure try this out :)ReplyDelete
Thanks everyone. For me, as mentioned, this is best and most perfect way of preparing and enjoying bitter gourd.ReplyDelete
It is really good for those suffering from diabetes. I will try baked version of this recipe to make it more healthy.ReplyDelete
I love karelas prepared in any which way.. perfect with rice and mango chutney :-)ReplyDelete
Karelas look crisp and yumm.ReplyDelete
My Favourite and you made it..send me some..ReplyDelete
Definitely a must try, adding new touches to an already popular Indian vege (sure beats Chinese bitter gourd dishes anytime-don't like the 'in-your-face' bitterness of the Chinese versions)ReplyDelete
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i love this for its bitterness and crispiness.ReplyDelete
i love it with dal rice.
loved to have with hot riceReplyDelete
Crispy and yum,love itReplyDelete
Addition of cornflour and rice flour is new... i will try it next time! I normally make it just with the spicesReplyDelete