Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pavakka Varuthathu/ Fried Bitter Gourd





Pavakka fry is quick and easy side dish and goes well with rice and sambar.I know it is one of the less loved vegetable because of its bitter taste..for some reason I have always loved them.Usually I make mezhukkuvaratti or pachadi but this fry is something I love to have occasionally. Try this crispy and spicy pavakka fry, you will surely love it and believe me,you will not feel the bitterness :)


Ingredients
Bitter Gourd/Pavakka- 2 medium
Onion sliced- 1 medium
Green chilly- 3
Coconut sliced- a few
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
salt to taste
Rice flour-1 tsp (optional)
Corn starch- 1 tsp( optional)
oil for frying




Cut bitter gourd into thin slices and mix in green chilly, coconut slices, chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt. Set this aside for 10 minutes. Heat oil in a pan. Mix in corn starch and rice flour into the marinated bitter gourd just before frying. 
When the bitter gourd starts changing color to golden brown add in sliced onions and fry them all together till crispy. Use paper towels to drain off the excess oil.Serve with rice.


Try this...
Hope you will all enjoy..

44 comments:

  1. Oh man, this is fantastic..you make such good curries.. I love this one..yum yum!

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  2. And i am bookmarking this! So gorgeous!

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  3. Looks so spicy n crispy..perfect with rice n dal..YUM!


    US Masala

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  4. Suja, Perfectly fried, anyone would love to take a bite if its made this way... :)

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  5. Wow, this looks totally delicious..must be very tasty with some hot rotis..yum!

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  6. Looks yum ...little different then our way ...

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  7. Enikithu epol venam, my fav veggie anu pavakka. Kidilan fry tto..

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  8. love to have this with hot rice...YUM!!

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  9. This looks yummy dear... I have a different version of this...Yours look Superb

    FunWidFud

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  10. Very healthy and spicy fry. Looks awesome.Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  11. Yum yum.With kutharichoru,moru curry or spicy meen curry ,that bittergourd will be super combo.Looks so authentic Suja.You rocks !!

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  12. Hi...like this recipe and its ingredients colorful ..
    Have a nice day MARIMI

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  13. I make it slightly diff without onion..ths luks yum!!

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  14. Pavakka varathathu adipoli. ente favorite vegetable.

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  15. Ethu ente hubbyde most fav dish annu! Adipoli aayittundu! Ricente koode perfect..

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  16. One of my fav dish with pavakkai! looks so good!

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  17. Wat an irresistible bitter gourd fry,simply delicious..

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  18. Adipoli..choodu choruinde kude....athinte oru taste..enikkipppo kothy varunnundu!

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  19. Wow!! superb..crispy and tempting..

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  20. Any one can eat pavakkai if prepared in this yummy manner. I too like this method very much, to avoid the bitterness:)

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  21. wow...awesome recipe...will try this someday...:)

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  22. wowww...awesome looking bittergouard ...looks so delicious !

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  23. Though I am not a big fan of bitter gourd, your clicks made me drool. Perfect with rice n daal.

    Cheers,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  24. we enjoy bitter gourd like this looks wonderful

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  25. Spicy and yummy curry....makes even the bitter gourd lovable!

    Vegetarian Cultural Creatives

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  26. anything with pavakka...I just love it...super dear

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  27. Have never used coocnut in this.. always with fried onions to balance the flavour.

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  28. Delicious pavakkai fry Suja.

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  29. Great recipe and it looks so yummy!

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  30. Looks yummy...I really like pavakya fry.

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  31. Pavakkai is looking super with lots of chillies.

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  32. Looks delicious Suja, I love fried bitter gourd will try ur rec sometime:)

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  33. I dont take pavakka,except if its made this way! Love it!

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  34. Interesting. I always make the simple fry without any masala, just the green chili and coconut pieces. Your recipe reminds me of fried karela from stores in Bangalore and Hyderabad. Good recipe.

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  35. you just rock dear.... beautiful clicks and the picture speaks the taste...
    DNSW: F Roundup
    Dish Name Starts with G
    Learning-to-cook
    Regards,
    Akila

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  36. I make this every week..love this..looks so yumm!!

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  37. Adipoli! Kandittu kodiyavunnu..!!

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  38. Thanks all for the sweet comments:)

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