3 medium sized Bitter gourd / Hagalakayi
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Chilly powder
Pinch of Asafotida powder
1 tsp Mango powder / Amchoor powder
Salt to taste
1-2 tsp Oil
Chop bitter guard into thin round pieces and remove the seeds as shown in the picture below. Put it in a vessel containing salted water for about 1 hr. Wash the bitter gourd 2-3 times and place it over the clean cotton cloth or kitchen towel to remove the water content.
Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt, mango powder, asafotida powder in a vessel and mix them well. Add this chopped bitter guard and mix well.
Preheat the oven to 250-300 degree F. Place an aluminium foil over the oven tray and spread 1-2 tsp oil over the foil. Place masala coated bitter guard pieces on aluminum foil as shown in the picture below. Place this tray inside the oven. Cook both the sides of bitter guard for about 25-30 mins until it becomes crisp.(Instead Sun light can be used for making this sandige.) Store this in an airtight container. It can be served by either microwaving it or frying it in oil. Serve along with Rice & Rasam or with other curries.