Ingredients

  • Serves 2-4 people
  • 500 g bitter melon

  • 20 g salt

  • 1 L cooking oil

  • Chips batter:

    150 g rice flour

  • 75  tapioca flour

  • 50 g wheat flour

  • 1 egg

  • 225 ml water

  • 7 kaffir lime leaves, thinly sliced

  • Ground spices :

    25 g garlic

  • 3 g salt

  • 5 g coriander

  • 12 g candlenut

Keripik Pare (Bitter Melon Chips)
Recipe Courtesy of
Darmawan

Keripik Pare (Bitter Melon Chips)

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Pare or bitter melon, is a popular vegetable in Asia. The extremely bitter taste takes a bit of getting used to. But with the right pre-cooking process to extract some of the bitterness out, plus a mixture of spices, it can actually create yummy, savory and yet healthy snacks like Keripik Pare or bitter melon chips.
  • Easy
  • 30 min
  • 20 min
  • 15 min
  • 4 steps
  • 13 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 4 steps
  • 13 Ingredients
  • 30 min
  • 20 min
  • 15 min

Directions

  1. Halve the bitter melon

    • Halve the bitter melon lengthwise. Remove seeds and then cut into 1cm half-circle pieces.

    • Place the bitter melon in a  bowl and gently squeeze until the bitter melon is runny. Wash and rinse thoroughly in running water.  Do this 2-3 times to reduce the bitterness.

    • Boil the bitter melon in water for about 10 minutes.

    • Remove and drain completely. Set aside.



  2. Prepare the batter

    • For the batter, puree the ground spices ingredients into a paste.

    • Transfer the paste into a medium sized bowl. Then add all the chips batter ingredients into the bowl and stir to mix thoroughly.

    Prepare the batter


  3. Fry the bitter melon chips

    • Heat up the oil to medium.

    • Put the bitter melon into the batter mix to fully coat. Fry until golden brown then set aside.

    When frying the pare chips, fry them one by one so they don't clump up.

    Fry the bitter melon chips


Plate and Serve!

  • Prepare a serving plate and transfer the bitter melon chips onto the plate and serve.
Plate and Serve!
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    Ingredients
    • Serves 2-4 people
    • 500 g bitter melon

    • 20 g salt

    • 1 L cooking oil

    • Chips batter:

      150 g rice flour

    • 75  tapioca flour

    • 50 g wheat flour

    • 1 egg

    • 225 ml water

    • 7 kaffir lime leaves, thinly sliced

    • Ground spices :

      25 g garlic

    • 3 g salt

    • 5 g coriander

    • 12 g candlenut

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