Sunday, July 8, 2012

BITTER GOURD CHIPS AND CURDS

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Bitter Gourd!!! Do not close the page.. Read it full and you will be tempted to try this out. A very tasty side dish. 
Past few days, my daughter wants to have it often and bitter gourd is in my fridge always.



Ingredients:
Bitter Gourd - 2 big
Corn flour  - 1 tsp
Rice flour - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste(less as we use salt to clean the bitter gourd)
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
Oil to fry



To clean the bitter gourd
Salt 1 tbsp or to cover the bitter gourd
A pinch of turmeric powder





For CURDS
Yogurt - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Pepper powder - a pinch





Method:
Wash the bitter gourd.
Peel the skin and cut into two parts.
Remove the seeds.
Mix the salt and haldi and apply it well to both the sides.
Keep it for an hour or two.
Squeeze and wash the pieces twice.
Cut into thin slices and allow to dry.



Heat the oil.
You can either shallow fry or deep fry. But I felt the deep fried chips took less oil than the shallow fried ones.
Keep it for some time till they get crispy.

Just before serving 
Prepare the curds with given ingredients.
Add the crispy chips and serve it.
These fried bitter gourd chips can be kept for 2 days.





Before it is served on the table, it gets over as my hubby and my daughter fights to have it first and finish.


Keep Smiling,


6 comments:

Jagruti said...

I have seen this dish so many times..but never dared to prepare..:-) I might give a try now that you made it ..

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Niveditha said...

I would love to try this one. But how to remove the bitterness completely. i somehow fail to do with karela.

Nivedita Thadani said...

@JAGRUTI :
TRY THIS ONE AND YOU WILL REALLY LOVE IT.
@NIVEDITHA :
ITS NOT POSSIBLE TO REMOVE THE BITTERNESS OF KARELA COMPLETELY, BUT THIS CRISPY ONE WITH CURDS WILL NOT TASTE THAT BITTER ALSO. YOU WILL REALLY ENJOY.

Shama Nagarajan said...

super delicious dear

Swarna said...

Will try and let you know :)
heard people say that bitter guard tastes good with curd rice.
swarna

Nithya said...

Wow.. Im loving this idea Nivedita :)

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