Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Parwal(Potala) chips/Bitter gourd(kalara) chips/Wild gourd(Kankado) chips,Plantain(kancha kadali) chips


  • Parwal(potala)-4,bitter gourd(kalara)-1,kankado-3,plantain(kancha kadali)-2
  • For Masala

  1. onion-1/2
  2. jeera seed-3/4 tspn
  3. garlic clove-3
  4. dry red chilli-1

  • Besan-1/2 tspn
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tspn
  • Arrowroot powder-2 tbspn(or according to taste)
  • Salt-to taste
  • Oil-for frying

Recipe :
  1. Grind the masala ingredients by adding very little water and keep aside.
  2. Wash well each vegetable well with water and separate both the tips of all vegetables and keep aside.
  3. Peel the green cover of plantains.
  4. Cut the parwal length wise(1 into 4 pieces),bitter gourd into round shape,kankado into flat shape and first cut each plantain into half size and then make each half lengthwise into three flat shape .
  5. Heat oil in a kadai.
  6. Take a wide deep pan and put all the cut vegetables,add turmeric powder, 1-1/2tspn ground masala,besan,arrowroot,salt and mix all properly so that all vegetables coat with the masala properly
  7. When oil is hot first keep in simmer and put the coated vegetables one by one then fry them in medium flame till crispy.
  8. Now keep the fried chips on kitcken absorbent paper and soak the extra oil.
  9. Serve with dinner or lunch.


  1. Nice blog!
    However, Bitter Gourd is known as 'karaila' and not kalala.
    Thanks for these nice recipes and All the best.....

  2. ya u r right but as its also a oriya recipe,so in Orissa its called like that.