Ivy Crispies

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 kg Ivy gourd 
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp amchur powder


Wash and pat dry the ivy gourd.

Cut the tips of either ends.

Slice the vegetable into equal size rounds.

Smear 1/4 th of the salt and 1/4 th of the turmeric .

Marinate and keep it aside for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes , squeeze the ivy slices so that the excess water is drained .

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and fry these in batches.

Deep fry to crisp. It does take little time .

Collect in a colander.

It  should be crispy, now smear the remaining salt, turmeric, chili powder and amchur powder.

This crispy goes well with curd rice , sambhar rice or rasam rice.

A good way for children those who do not like this vegetable.  At this juncture I should say that I learnt this from my second daughter in-law Mrs Veena Naresh.

Slicing these tiny Ivy gourd will be tedious, but I used the vegetable slicer dicer for quick chopping. I have given the link below, it does wonders and is really good 

Vegetable Cutter,Chopper,Grater & Julienne Slicer with Seven Interchangeable Stainless Blades https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5H1QD2/ref=cm_sw_r_other_taa_Kr7DzbSX8SEZJ


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