Pavakka Kondattam | Bitter gourd Crisps | Kaypakka Kondattam

Pavakka Kondattam | Bitter gourd Crisps | Sun dried Bitter gourd

This is our favorite way to eat bitterguard.


  • 2 Bittergourds(Pavakka) 
  • Salt as required
  • Oil for frying

Cut bittergourd across length to make slices of about 1/8 inch thickness. Boil enough water in a pot with
required salt. Add the bitter gourd slices to boiling water and cook for 5-6 minutes until soft. Make sure not to over cook. Separate from water and wait for the bittergourd to cool down. Arrange the cooked bittergourd slices on a large pizza pan or drying mat. Dry them in sunlight for 4-5 days until completely dry. Turn the slices  each day to dry both sides properly. You may dry them in your oven using warm setting. Transfer the dried slices to an air tight container . They will last up to six months.

   When ready to use, heat oil and when hot enough (about 350 degree F) add the dried bittergourd. Move them around and fry it until brown. Remove them from oil and are ready to eat. They go very well with rice, porridge or to eat alone.

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  1. Wow super crispy bittergroud chips,loving it.

  2. This looks wonderful and yummy !!

  3. Adipoli , remembered my grandma seeing this.

  4. Crispy crunchy bittergourd chips..

  5. yummy and tempting chips with one of my fav veggie

  6. Lovely, how I wish I could get some of those :)
    New to ur space and totally loved it

  7. Delicious kondattam,my favourite!!
    Happy to follow your space:-)
    Do drop by my space when you find time
    Erivum Puliyum

  8. Lovely bittergourd fries ...this is my fav too...I am doing good vrinda...hope ur doing well too..ur kids are really cute...keep in touch:)

  9. Yummy bittergourd chips with nice clicks.


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