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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bittergourd Chips (Pavakkai Chips) - Adyar Ananda Bhavan Style

Pavakkai is one of my fav veggies. We mostly make pavakkai varuval but this time when I saw the recipe in Pavi's space with the additional tag of adyar ananda bhavan style I cudnt wait to try it.We totally enjoyed the crispy and flavourful chips sipping our cup of coffee.
Bittergourd Chips
Bittergourd Chips Ingredients
Recipe Reference : Dishes from my kitchen
  • Bitter gourd - 2
  • Cornflour - 1/8 cup
  • Rice flour - 1/8 cup
  • Chickpea flour(Besan) - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel powder - 1/2 tsp (coarsely powdered)
  • Red Chilli powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Cumin powder - a pinch
  • Salt - as required


Bittergourd Chips
Method:
1.Wash bittergourd, chop both the ends, then dry it.Slice the bittergourd as thin as possible. Then add all other ingredients together an mix it well. Sprinkle little water(or even curd) may be 2 tsp to make it come together and mix well.
Bittergourd Chips - Step1
2.Heat oil and deep fry them until golden red in batches. Make sure you take them only when the 'shhh' sound subsides.Drain in tissue paper and store in airtight container. Do you have doubt whether it will be bitter, sure you will not feel so
Bittergourd Chips - Step2
3.If you plan to make in a huge batch and store then you can bake it at the final stage. This step is purely optional - Spread the fried bittergourd chips in a tray and bake them in the oven for 10 minutes in 350 F(176 deg c) preheated oven. I skipped this step as I made only a small batch.
Bittergourd ChipsMy Notes:
  • Baking at the last stage makes the bitter gourd stay crisp for a longer time.
  • Make sure you slice the bittergourd evenly so that while frying it gets cooked evenly.
  • After the flours and spices are added, just sprinkle very little water just t bring them all together not more than that. You can also add curd instead of water.
  • For a fully baked verison : Just add 1.5 tbsp of oil in the bitter gourd mixture with all the flours and spices added. Then bake them in the 200 deg C preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes until they crisp. Just give a flip after 10mins for even baking. I havent tried it this way but sure to do it next time.
Bittergourd Chips

    Written by: SHARMILEE J

    29 comments:

    1. Crispy and delicious,yum chips..will surely try this.

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    2. Hi Sharmilee, these bitter gourd chips look crispy & delicious, great to snack on.
      Happy following you & would like to invite you to my space, do drop by at your convenience
      http://shwetainthekitchen.blogspot.com/

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    3. Crispy and crunchy treat,would love to have these with steamy rice and sambar :):)

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    4. pavakka chips looks super crispy... i love pavakkai too and this is one dish i do often with it...

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    5. Looks super good. Never tried this at Ananda Bhavan, I will try it at home !! Nice clicks !!

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    6. AAB title is enough for me to try , will make it soon :)

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    7. Lovely chips Sharmi... loved it..
      Kalakallaa irruku..:)
      Reva

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    8. Awesome chips and great clicks to go with it. Lovely post sharmilee :)

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    9. Wow bitter gourd chips Interesting recipe sharmi. Healthy snack too.

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    10. Super crispy chips, feel like munching some;

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    11. Pass both coffee n chips here ...quite tempting

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    12. love pavvakai chips..this looks super yumm..should try them right away..

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    13. I have never seen bitter gourd before! Every day there are new foods that I have never encountered. I hope that never ends. These look so crispy and fun to eat.

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    14. wow crispy n crunchy. delicious.

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    15. Super Yum..I've also bookmarked from pavi's space..

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    16. Yummy indeed! I love these crisps very much:)

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    17. Brilliant pics! Lovely pavakkai chips for a cuppa coffee.

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    18. That looks totally delicious.

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    19. Crisp and yum....I am huge fan of bitter gourd and i love giving this a try....

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    20. Yuummm yummm yumm I want this right away :) Beautifully captured sharmi :)

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    21. My mom always buys this for me from Adyar Anandha Bhavan. I have a version sitting in my drafts too.

      Vardhini
      CooksJoy

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    22. I feel like eating this right now,,

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    23. Looks so tempting, love the addition of fennel powder, must be adding a great flavor!

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    24. i tried baking this with amazing results! Only downside is each and every slice has to be flipped halfway through baking to ensure even cooking.

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