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Friday, March 2, 2012

Pavakkai Fry | Bittergourd Fry!

I love Pavakkai/Bittergourd, mostly I prepare Curry or Pitala with it, I had posted previously Pavakkai Urulai Curry. Then I remembered when I was working in ITC Office, they used to do this fry in the canteen, its so crispy and just perfect for Rasam or curd rice.

Pavakkai/Karela/Hagalkayi/Bittergourd - 4nos
Rice flour -2 tablespoons
Corn flour - 1 tablespoon
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tablespoon
Peringayam/Hing/Asafotida - 1/4 tspn

Oil for shallow fry or deep fry.

Preparation Method
Wash and slice pavakkai (refer other names above) into circles, remove seeds or you can keep it.
Sprinkly rice flour, corn flour, red chilli powder, hing and salt. Sprinkle little water and  leave it for 10 mins.
Heat oil in a wok/Kadai, when its hot, drop them and deep fry till crispy golden brown.
Remove on a tissue paper and store in air tight container when its cool.
 Enjoy Pavakkai Fry with Samabar/Rasam or Curd Rice. You can also just munch with Coffee/Tea.


Vimitha Durai on March 2, 2012 at 11:48 PM said...

Looks so crispy and yummy... Will try soon

hotpotcooking on March 3, 2012 at 12:42 AM said...

Looks crunchy and nice

Hema on March 3, 2012 at 8:26 AM said...

Nice crunchy fry, a coincidence, I too posted pavakkai fry today..

Reshmi Mahesh on March 3, 2012 at 12:20 PM said...

Crispy fries...perfect with rice and sambar..

priya on March 3, 2012 at 4:49 PM said...

I basically hate bitter gourd, but this one tempts me to taste one...thx for sharing!

Anusha on March 3, 2012 at 4:55 PM said...

delicious looking pavakkai sara :)

Shobha on March 3, 2012 at 8:41 PM said...

This one is my favourite.. nothing can beat this crunchy fried karela..

Jeyashris Kitchen on March 3, 2012 at 10:14 PM said...

very yummy and tempting fries.

Love2cook Malaysia on March 3, 2012 at 11:01 PM said...

I just had some for lunch today and still craving for yours dear. Yumm bittergourd fry!! ;)

Saraswathi Iyer on March 3, 2012 at 11:07 PM said...

Thank you friends for your comments.

Shama Nagarajan on March 4, 2012 at 7:54 PM said...

i too love this...

Shama Nagarajan on March 4, 2012 at 7:54 PM said...

i too love this..perfect

Aruna Manikandan on March 4, 2012 at 9:22 PM said...

looks perfect sara :)

San on March 5, 2012 at 2:17 AM said...

Bittergourd fry is so crunchy and perfect to munch around sara. Pics are neat and tempting.

Fairy Garden on March 5, 2012 at 12:20 PM said...

superb texture saras.

new to this hence bookmarked.

Hema's Adugemane

Sangeetha Nambi on March 5, 2012 at 1:25 PM said...

My favy dish :)

Rekha shoban on March 5, 2012 at 5:48 PM said...

my favourite....but i wont add rice n corn flour...will try nexttime..looks crispy!

Raks on March 5, 2012 at 7:55 PM said...

my hubby likes bitter gourd, nice recipe and lovely presentation!

Web design on May 2, 2012 at 3:29 PM said...

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