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Bitter Gourd Chips

2 Mar

karela_chips
Kakarakaya / Karela Chips

Ingredients:

Bitter Gourd 2
Garam Masala 1 – 2 tsps
Red Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Flakes 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 1 – 2 tbsps

Method of preparation:

Ligthly scrape, remove ends and wash bitter gourds.
Chop the bitter gourd on a slant into quarter inch thick slices so that most of the flesh is exposed.
Mix the chopped bitter gourd slices with all the remaining ingredients.
Arrange the spiced bitter gourd slices on a baking tray without overlapping.

Preheat oven to 380F.
Bake the bitter gourd chips till they change color and become crisp.
It takes about 40 – 60 minutes depending on the thickness of bitter gourd slices.
Store crisped bitter gourd chips tight in a jar and they stay fresh for months.
Serve karela chips with rice and plain dal or serve them as a snack.

Notes: Alternatively, roast them on a grill pan or on a wide skillet on low flame till crisp.