As a Kid, I disliked Bitter Gourd while the rest of the family loved it. But somewhere along the line, I grew quite fond of it & I don't even remember since when did I start eating it, We kannadigas mostly make Gojju out of it & I recently learnt how to make a mean Bitter Gourd Sambhar from one of my Aunts :) Believe me, It is quite tasty
I came across these Microwave Crisped Bitter Gourd Rings from a random website & I tried them almost immediately & they turned out very delicious. They make for a great Tea Time snack or munch a few along with yiur mid morning dose of Green Tea, Much better than those cookies I tell you
These chips stay crisp for about a couple of days & can be stored in a air tight jar for about 2 days I think. Mine have never lasted beyond that, It will only take you about 15 mins from start to finish & you will end up with a bowl full of crispy low fat chips
You Will Need:
- 1 large Bitter Gourd
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- Salt as per taste
Wash the Bitter gourd & pat dry. With the help of a knife, slice the bitter gourd into thin rounds, The thinner the discs, the crispier it will be.
In a bowl, whisk together 1 tbsp cooking oil along with red chilli powder, salt, turmeric. Add the bitter gourd discs & mix well so that the discs get coated with the spice mixture
Grease a large Microwaveable Glass Tray, arrange the discs next to one another, Do not stack the discs or overlap them. Place in the microwave for about 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, take out the tray & give it a shake so that the discs do not stick to the tray, Microwave for another 2 minutes
After 2 minutes, flip the discs & add another tbsp of oil & microwave for another 2 mins, Continue doing this until the bitter gourd discs have crisped well.
It takes about 10-12 minutes for them to crisp up, depending on your microwave.
Once done, allow them to cool & serve it as a snack of as a side along with Dal & Rice. Enjoi !!!