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Bittergourd Chips / Pavakai Chips

I am not a big fan of bittergourd, infact I used to avoid this veggie before wedding. Later when I started cooking, surfed lots of health facts n nutritious values about this gourd and similar veggies and changed myself to eat all my " hated " veggies...This bitterguord chips always reminds me of my brother...who loves this chips very much....Whenever he goes to the bakery, he never comes back without buying this chips :) I used to give him weird stares those days but I was wrong... Bittergourd is really a very healthy veggie which has Vitamins, Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Folic acid, Zinc and is high on Dietary fiber. Nowadays I make sure to include this healthy veggie atleast once in a week in my diet (my husband still detests it though!!!).
Every year I used to gift my bro for Raksha Bandhan..but he has travelled overseas for his project so decided to prepare his fav recipes, this whole week and wish him a special Raksha Bandhan... atleast he can enjoi watching them on my blog ( I know that he will kill me after coming back, for eating all of his fav recipes n posting jus pics ;) )
Now to one of my brothers' favourite recipe,

Ingredients :

1 Bittergourd, medium sized
1 Tbsp Corn Flour
1 Tbsp Rice Flour
1 1/2 Tsp Chilli powder
1 Tsp Jeera Powder
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Method :

Wash bittergourd and cut them in to very thin roundels.
Dry them in a tissue paper or kitchen towel.
Now mix Rice flour, corn flour, chilli powder, jeera powder, salt and bittergourd.
Sprinkle very little water and mix well.
Heat oil in a pan and drop them one by one and fry them in a batches ( Medium flame ).
Remove once they turn brown and crisp.
Serve with Sambhar or Curd Rice.


  1. ma favourite.. looks crispy and yummy..

    1. Thanks Rekha :) Happy to know that its ur fav too...

  2. Hi Priya ,

    Chips Looks crispy and Yummy !!!

    Neat presentation :)

    Keep on Dear..

    Do you collect your Sunshine Blogger Award???

    1. Thank you so much for ur lovely comments n thanks alot for sharing ur award:)

  3. yummy yum snacks.. wish to have now :)

  4. Just love it .... It's my favorite....

    Event: Dish name starts with N

    1. Thanks Akila and lovely thats ur fav too :)

  5. Replies
    1. Thanks divya...Even i love to have this sambhar rice..Sure Divya, you can grab the whole cup:)

  6. Looks irresistible ! Love to have it with sambar sadam

    1. Thanks Padhu..This is really yummy with sambhar fav too :)

  7. Replies
    1. Thanks Beena and nice to know ur fav:)

  8. healthy and crispy looks wonderful

  9. hmmm crispy & yummy..

    Love your space.. glad to follow you.

  10. Looks crispy without being oily. healthy

  11. very crispy and healthy mom love this chips :)

    1. Thanks kavitha...Nice to know that ur mom love this:)

  12. Replies
    1. Thanks alot julie and very happy to know abt ur fav one:)

  13. yumm. very crispy and delicious karela chips


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