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Crispy Bitter gourd chips | Pavakkai chips Ananda Bhavan Style recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Crispy Bitter gourd chips | Pavakkai chips Ananda Bhavan Style recipe is very easy to make and the crispiness lasts for a long time. I always wondered how some chips like what we get from Ananda bhavan hotels have it's crispiness for more days and tastes great.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: crispy bitter gourd chips, pavakkai chips
Servings: 4
Author: Akila
  • Bitter gourd - 2 big
  • Corn flour - 2 tbsp + 2 tbsp
  • rice flour - 2 tbsp
  • gram flour - 1/2 tbsp to 3/4 tbsp
  • chili powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • coriander powder - 1/4 tbsp
  • fennel seeds powder - 1/4 tsp
  • salt as per taste
  • water - little
  1. Wash The Bitter gourd and cut the two ends of them.
  2. Let them dry out and cut them into equal sizes. The slices of bitter gourd should neither be too thick nor too thin.
  3. Transfer the bitter gourd to mixing bowls and add 2 tbsp of corn flour and keep the remaining 2 tbsp of cornflour which need to be used at the later stage for dusting.
  4. Add the two tablespoon of rice flour, gram flour, cumin powder, coriander powder, chili powder, fennel seeds powder and salt.
  5. Mix them all together nicely pouring very little water. Add Only tablespoons of water at equal intervals of time and not more than 3 to 4 tbsp of water. If you add more water, the the bitter gourd becomes soggy and you won't get the crispiness properly. Also you should not add the water all at once. You should add it little by little only.
  6. Once you have mixed all the powders and when the powders or coated well on the bitter of gourd let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes of time.
  7. After 20 minutes add the remaining 2 tablespoons of corn flour and mix them together. Do not add any water at the stage. Just dust the flour and let it coat properly and evenly. Let it rest again for another 10 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile take a heavy bottom pan and add enough oil for frying the bitter gourd.
  9. Once the oil is hot enough and the bitter gourd little by little and in batches. Do not add all Bitter gourd together since they may stick together and you will not get the crispiness properly.
  10. Fry them in medium Flame and fry till the ssshhhh... sound ceases. Also keep rotating the bitter gourds for even frying.
  11. Now filter the oil and remove it. Follow the same for the other batches of of the bitter gourd.
  12. In this stage itself bitter gourd have enough crispiness. But this crispiness lasts for few day only.
  13. But in case if you want to store the bitter gourd for more than a week then bake them for 10 minutes at 350 Fahrenheit in a preheated oven.
  14. This ensures the long-lasting crispiness of the bitter gourd. If you store this chips in a air tight container you can have the crispiness for more than a week.
  15. Munch the bitter gourd chips whenever you want.
  16. Crispy Bitter gourd chips is ready
Recipe Notes

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