Bitter gourd Chips




Bitter gourd has become a regular for me these days, not so much for my hubby though. The reason I consume them on a regular basis is that I have seen a big difference in blood sugars on days I have bitter gourd.  I am really glad that my local farmers market have them.  I couldn't find curry leaves though :( The only Indian grocery store that we have nearby is a Pakistani Grocery store a couple of miles from our place and the kind gentleman is good enough to give me a couple of sprigs from his home garden every time I shop there and it lasts for a 2 weeks if I use them sparingly.  Curry leaves have turned into a precious commodity for me here :(

Coming on to the recipe, this is one of the simplest and easiest of bitter gourd dishes and tastes good too. These fries go very well as a side dish with rice and any gravies like sambar, rasam, vatha kuzumbu or just plain curd rice. These can be deep fried or if you have a little time, you can bake them too.  I tried both the versions and there is no much difference in the taste. These days, I use the baking method only to cut down the calories from the fries.

Ingredients:
1. Bitter gourd, 3-4 medium-size ones, sliced into thin circles.
2. Chili powder or sambar powder, 1 teaspoon.
3. Turmeric powder, a pinch.
4. Ginger-garlic paste, 1/2 teaspoon.
5. Salt as per taste.

Preparation:
Mix the bitter gourd slices with the powders, ginger-garlic paste, and salt. You can deep fry the slices until they are crisp or they can be baked. In this case, spread the slices evenly on a cookie sheet and spray them with oil spray and bake them at 375 degrees for 30-45 minutes until they are crisp.

12 comments:

Menaga sathia said...

Healthy n tasty chips..love 2 have with sambhar sadham!!

Sony P said...

Never tried this ....... Looks crunchy and tasty!!

Shama Nagarajan said...

crispy chips....yummy dear

Priya Suresh said...

My favourite, can have this chips without any fuss.

vidhas said...

Healthy recipe. Biter guard is all time favourite.

Harini M said...

This is in my to do list for a long time,you have tempted by large now :)

Bhawya Sankar said...

Healthy chips. Our family fav snacks :)

Hari Chandana P said...

Healthy chips.. looks yummy!!

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

gonna try now
Tasty Appetite

Suja Manoj said...

Crispy and yummy,love this veggie.

Gayathri Sathyanarayanan said...

crispy healthy and tasty chips.

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