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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Easy Pavakkai Chips | Bitter gourd chips

Today I am sharing a simple recipe using bitter gourd. I have come across so many people who say they do not like bitter gourd because of its bitterness. But it has been my favorite vegetable. Even then I don't cook this  veggie very often because the kids don't prefer bitter gourd. I wanted my kids to eat this Veggie so thought will try a simple chips the way my mom used to prepare, when I was a kid. So last week, I made this bitter gourd chips and my daughter just loved it. I served it with dal rice.  It is so easy to make and requires only 4 ingredients. It is Vegan too. 
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Pavakkai Chips

What are the ingredients needed?

Bitter gourd, 2- 3 nos
Oil, to deep fry
Salt, as needed
Chilli powder, 1/2 teaspoon (or as needed as per heat tolerance level)

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Bitter gourd Chips
How it is made?
  1. Wash and wipe the bittergourd dry.
  2. Slice it very thin. You can remove the seeds in the centre of the bittergourd. It is optional though.
  3. Heat oil  and deep fry the sliced bittergourd till they are crisp.
  4. Remove  and drain the excess oil. Fry the remaining bittergourd slices.
  5. When they are still warm add required salt and chilli powder and mix well and serve.
It serves 3-4 persons.


  1. super simple and yummy fry da :) perfect shots

  2. Are these not bitter? I eat bitter gourd but just wondering.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I too love pavakkai...chips looks super good...

  4. Super crispy pavakkai chips, love the color and the click....l

  5. simple super chips..i too love bittergourd

  6. my kids too love this crispy bitter gourd chips,yours looking so crispy even without rice flour/gram flour...nice :)

  7. Lovely chips .My husband loves pavakkai ,but i am not a fan .I love chips got from shops bcz they have less bitterness.So will this be bitter or we can use something else to reduce the bitterness?

  8. i make it the same way.. lovely clicks.. :)

  9. I can have this vegetable any way. love it.

  10. Those chips are just inviting me.. Love these chips very much too, great that Thaara loved this bitter chips.

  11. wow.. awesome presentation n pics!


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