Firstly, for all those who have been wondering as to why I have not posted any new pictures in my crochet album, here's the situation. Apart from a bad bout of cold and fever, recurring shoulder pain, and a wonderful vacation which occupied a major chunk of my time last month, I have been busy doing repeat orders for some of my bags which I have posted earlier in my blog as well as my album. People who place orders for bags, seem to love the colour combination I have used, and request for the same pattern and same colour combination. So it makes no sense in me posting the pics over and over again. Some of my patterns, I have repeated so many times, that I won't be surprised if I end up doing some crochet with my eyes closed or even in my sleep!!
Apart from crocheting and other crafts, I like to be creative with food. So lately all that I have blogged about is food, mostly healthy, low-fat, guilt-less food. So here's another such recipe which I have made quite a few times earlier but posting only now - crispy karela (bitter gourd) in microwave.
My husband is very fond of bitter gourd, especially fried bitter gourd, and I enjoy it too. Since we both love to eat and both have a tendency to put on weight easily, I am always on the lookout for healthy recipes so that I don't have to abstain from eating something which I like. I believe in eating in moderation where as my hubby dearest believes in no moderation when it comes to food that he loves. Sometimes I wonder if I put on weight merely by taking in the smell of good food or even glancing at it!! So for all good reasons, here's something that I would like to share with anyone and everyone who likes bitter gourd.
Bitter gourd thinly sliced - 1 cup
Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Gram flour (besan) - 2 tbsp
Salt - as per taste
Hing (asafoetida) - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Mix all the ingredients together and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
Place the slices in a single layer on a greased microwave safe plate and microwave on high for 6 minutes. Turn over the slices and once again microwave on high for 6 minutes. You can continue to microwave for a minute or two more if the slices are not crispy enough.