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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Baked Bitter Gourd Fries | Pavakka Mezhukuparetti

baked bittergourd

My husband and me both of us love bitter gourds a lot..And when it is this recipe,I don't know what to say.Its so good provided if u tolerate a slight amount of bitterness.It is good with steamed rice. I tried baking this up and am sure you will love these too.

bittergourd 3-4 round cut
turmeric powder 1/2tsp
chilli powder 1tsp
oil 2 tbsp


Cook the round cut bittergourds in a microwave safe bowl adding water (1/2cup) salt and turmeric powder for 5minutes. Drain the water and keep aside.

Preheat the oven at 350degrees. Line a tray with aluminium foil and sprinkle oil. Arrange the bittergourds and bake for 20-25mts. A light brown colour appears,flip the other side and bake for another 15 minutes,remove from oven. Its ready to serve with some steamed rice.

* If you wish to try the fried version then add the cooked mix to a pan and shallow fry in oil.
* You can also add sliced shallots,thenga kothu(sliced coconuts) to this mix.
* If you prefer green chilli over red chilly powder then go ahead and add vertical sliced green chillies.
  • servings 3 adults


Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

What a wonderful idea...a different recipe !!

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

earlier it was fried in oil,so I tried this out baking to reduce the oil..