Sunday, September 22, 2013

Bitter Gourd chips / Pavakkai Fry



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.


Ingredients:


Bitter Gourd - 4-5 medium sized
Gram Flour - 2 tbsp
Salt - To taste
Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch


Method:


  • 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!


Notes:
  • 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.

2 comments:

Ms.Chitchat said...

Nice crispy pavakka chips. love to have them with sambar rice.

Vimitha Anand said...

Would be great with curd rice