Monday, January 11, 2016

Bitter Melon / Bitter Gourd Chips( Baked Version)

Bitter Melon also known Bitter Gourd is a unique vegetable mostly used in Indian cooking.  They contain at least 3 active substances with anti-diabetic properties. Several compounds in Bitter gourd  have glucose lowering  properties. These are also used for various stomach and intestinal disorders like ulcers, constipation and intestinal worms.    

Fresh Bitter gourd is a excellent source of Vitamin-C.Their bitterness can be reduced by parboiling or soaking in salt water or just by adding little salt to the cut pieces of the gourd.  By now you must have understood that today recipe is about Bitter Gourd / Bitter Melon. Yes, for day 2, week 2 of BM 60 am here with a Recipe with Bitter gourd under the theme "Diabetic Diet / Healthy Diet".



Ingredients:

Bitter Gourd 4
Gram flour 3 spoons
Rice flour 1 1/2 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
Oil 1 spoon
Chaat Masala 1 spoon


Preparation:

Scrape off  the skin and wash the  bitter gourd  with water thoroughly.
Pat dry and cut them into thin rounds / rings.
Add little salt to the rings and let them rest for few minutes.
Doing this helps remove some of the bitterness from the vegetable.
Drain excess water after few minutes.
Now add gram flour, rice flour, salt, chili powder, turmeric and oil.
Mix well, make sure the masala coats all the rings properly.
If required add few drops of water.
Pre-heat oven to 350 Degrees F.
On a on stick pan place the bitter gourd pieces side by side.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes and flip them to bake completely.
 If you do not have oven, deep fry these rings in hot oil till nice and crisp.
Remove and sprinkle some chaat masala on top.
Serve.


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13 comments:

Sapana Behl said...

All of you are making them is now tempting me to try soon.Looks great

Priya Suresh said...

Never get bored of this crispy chips, my all time favourite.

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

superb.. baked chips are always welcome

Kalyani said...

we make this often too, and love it :)

Pavani N said...

These have been on my to-make list for a long time. Will have to try these crispy and addictive bitter gourd chips some time soon.

rajani said...

Baking is a greAt waY to serve these, diabetic or not!

Chef Mireille said...

a healthy snack for sure

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Baking these is a definitely healthier way to serve this nutritious vegetable.

Gayathri Kumar said...

I am yet to try bitter gourd chips. Your baked version sounds so healthy than the fried ones...

Harini-Jaya R said...

I tried them a few times and it was pretty good too.

Suma Gandlur said...

These chips are one way to enjoy karela, without tasting all the bitterness.

veena krishnakumar said...

You are tempting me to make this again. I love this

Varadas Kitchen said...

I loved baked chips! I have to try these soon.