Recipe Category: Quick & Easy

Bitter Gourd Chips
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Bitter Gourd Chips

Bitter melon or bitter gourd has been traditionally used in Chinese and Ayurveda medicine for detoxing and to help treat type 2 diabetes among other things. Usually, seeds and pith are discarded and the flesh is cooked in a variety of ways. In this recipe I am using a smaller more bitter time of gourd called the Karela and it is an Indian variety.

The trick is to thinly slice the melons and soak it in turmeric and a handful of salt to draw out some of the bitterness. After soaking it for at least an hour, the sliced melons will be rinsed and drained before using in a variety of recipes.

Popiah Goreng (Vegetable Spring Roll)
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Popiah Goreng (Vegetable Spring Roll)

I  love making popiah in large batches and then freezing them on a tray (so they don't stick together) before placing them in zip lock bags in groups of 10. Once frozen they can last up to 6 months and all you need to do is just remove it from the freezer and fry them in some hot oil. It's a perfect snack to have ready for the weekend when my family comes over for tea.