Friday, November 10, 2006

Dishes From Fellow Samayalites -- Bittergourd Chips/Pavakai chips

Bittergourd/Pavakai(tamil) : I like to have it any form.Normally we do subji(saute with lot of onions until it is cooked).I followed Indira of Mahanadi's bittergourd preparation.As it was baking rather than frying,it requires less oil.

My Try Out Procudure :

Thinly slice the bittergourd into circular sizes,toss with little EVOO(EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL) or any oil,red chilli pwd,salt,turmeric and leave to marinate for about 10 minutes.By the time,preheat oven to 375° F and bake for about 20 minutes(depends on oven).If doing for first time,you kinda need to babysit it and check now and then.

Pic : chips baking at 375° F for about 20 minutes

To make extra crispy,my broiler took about 3 minutes

Pic : chips,ready to eat after broiling

Serve as a side for rice and sambar.I had it with turnip/mulangi sambar.It was a nice combo.Didn't take the picture of the combo.Will try to take it next time and update.

1 comment:

Foodie's Hope said...

Wonderful accompaniment for plain rice and dal:))