Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bitter Gourd Chips / Paavakai vatral


Pavakkai (Karela) (sliced) - 2 cups
Chilli powder - 2 tsp (can be changed according to taste)
Salt - as needed
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Oil - for frying


Discard the seeds and slice the pavakkai into thin rounds. Wash and let dry. Sprinkle all the powders on top. Add as less water as needed to coat the pavakkai slices with the powder. Let it marinate for 1 hour and then deep fry in oil, till it turns crispy. Remove and strain on a tissue paper. You can store this in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks. Serve with rice and sambar.

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