The word bitter gourd creates a bitter sensation in the mouth right? But trust me, there is a good feeling in biting into that bitterness. Bitter Gourd is one versatile veggie. You can create many kinds of dishes from a bittergourd. I will gradually post a bittergourd special in which I will showcase different bitter gourd recipes.
This bitter gourd chips is what I learnt from my MIL when she was here. Its a very easy recipe to make.Here is how we made it. This recipe serves 4.
Bitter Gourd - 4-5 medium sized
Gram Flour - 2 tbsp
Salt - To taste
Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
- Cut off the ends of the bitter gourd. Then cut the bitter gourd in from of rings and remove the seeds from the core.
- Add the gram flour, asafoetida, salt and red chilli powder to the bitter gourd rings and mix well. Keep it aside for 15-20 mins.
- In a wok/kadai heat oil and once the oil is hot enough for frying, add the bitter gourd rings and allow them to fry until they are golden Brown.
- Remove from oil and place them on a paper towel to soak off the excess oil.
- Serve as a snack with evening tea or serve as chips/accompaniment to Sambar rice or Rasam rice.
- Enjoy the Fryums!!Try it out and let me know how it was!
- If the seeds are tender, we can leave them as it is. If the seeds are hard then we need to remove them.
- After cutting them in rings put them in a bowl of water in which we have added one tbsp of curd to remove excessive bitterness. This helps people who cannot tolerate much of the bitterness of the bitter gourd.
- Slice the rings as thin as possible so that frying becomes faster.