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Paavakkai crisps
These Paavakkai crisps are crispy, spicy and have the faintest undertone of bitterness, just enough to make these crisps stand out from other vegetable chips!
Paavakkai crisps
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
4 people
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
4 people
Paavakkai crisps
Instructions
  1. Slice the paavakkai/bitter gourds as thin as you can. Sprinkle salt on then sliced gourds and rest for 5 minutes. Squeeze out the liquid from the paavakkai and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add the rice flour and spice powders to the bowl. You don’t have to add salt at this stage as you have already added salt in the previous step. Mix with your hands so that all the paavakkai are evenly coated. Drizzle some oil all over and mix again. Rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat a heavy cast iron pan. When the pan turns hot, place the spiced paavakkai slices in a single layer on the pan. Keep the heat low. When the underside is browned (5-10 minutes), flip them over and cook the other side till that side is browned as well. The paavakkai would have turned crisp by now. Remove on to a plate. Repeat with the remaining paavakkai in batches. Serve with rice and dal. Enjoy!
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