Bitter Gourd Fry is a very easy to make snack recipe, a crunchy and delicious fries can be served as a side dish for dal rice. A healthy snack to munch with a cup of tea.
Bitter gourd – 1/4 kg
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Chilli powder – 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp powdered
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Corn flour – 2 tsp
Rice flour – 1 tsp
Fine Semolina(Rava) – 1/4 cup for coating
Oil to deep fry
Rinse bitter Gourd, chop it into thin round slices, chop without removing the seeds (as it turns crispy once deep fried.) soak it in salt water for 15 to 20 min.
Add all the dry spices, corn flour, rice flour in a bowl, make a paste, add lemon juice, a little salt to taste, mix it properly, drain the water of soaked bitter gourd with a colander, mix it with the prepared paste.
Heat oil in a pan to deep fry, in a medium flame.
Coat each slice with Semolina (Rava) and keep ready, once the oil is ready deep fry in a medium flame.
Fry until golden and crisp. once done, drain the excess oil with a slotted spoon, put it on a kitchen napkin to absorb excess oil in it.
Continue the same for rest in one or two batches.
Enjoy crunchy and spicy Bitter Gourd Fry with a cup of tea or serve as a side dish for sambar rice.