Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pavakka Peera Pattichathu


Pavakka Peera Pattichathu

Here is a simple and delicious way to eat bitter gourd/pavakka. I know there are lots of people who hate this veggie due to its bitter taste. Believe me, this recipe will not disappoint you. The sweetness of coconut, the bitterness of pavakka and the tangy-ness of tamarind combined will make you love it. You can use either tamarind or kudampuli. My mom also uses the same recipe to make vegetables like kovakka/ivy gourd and plantains. Give this recipe a try..

Ingredients
Pavakka sliced- 3 cups
Pearl onions- 8-10
Coconut shredded - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Tamarind- a small ball
Ginger- 1 inch thick
Garlic- 3 pods
Green chilly- 4-5
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Dry red chilly- 2
Curry leaves - a few
salt to taste


Chop bitter gourd into thin slices. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and when they splutter add dry red chilly and sliced bitter gourd, salt and turmeric. Stir fry this for about three minutes till the bitter gourd becomes slightly browned up.( if you like to use kudampuli, cover and cook till bitter gourd is soft)
Using a mixer crush coconut, green chilly, pearl onions,tamarind, ginger and garlic into a coarse mixture. Add this to the bitter gourd along with curry leaves and saute till the raw flavor of onions and garlic disappears .Serve this as side dish for rice.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..

36 comments:

  1. i love to eat bitter gourd n i loved this version of bitter gourd curry ...surely giv it a try sometimes !

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  2. Luks Delicious......The bowl is superb.......

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  3. Yumm bittergourd stirfry.Luks delicious in the click.Very healthy too.Luv it.

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  4. Will definitely give a try to this deliciou stir fry..

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  5. Njangalkkum ethu draftsil undu..Recipe is difft though..Valan pulikku pakaram manga annu njangalde avide use cheyyunne..

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  6. Yummylicious bittergourd stir fry. Your version is interesting suja.

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  7. healthy and delicious pavakka..love the preparation..

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  8. A great new way to eat n cook karela :)
    USMasala

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  9. It looks tempting..nice recipe!

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  10. Yummy, healthy and delicious dish. Wonderful presentation.

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  11. Yum yum...with the colour and flavour..am coming there for dinner..hehe.

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  12. I love karela in any form..more bitter more better. Your version looks superb.

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  13. That's a great way to eat bitter gourd! Yummy...

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  14. Very healthy and delicious dish..

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  15. Nice recipe...and like your click too.

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  16. Never had it, is it really bitter??

    Ciao
    Alessandra

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  17. Very healthy and delicious recipe, Yummy with rice:)

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  18. Bookmarked. thnx for the recipe.was looking for this kind a long time..

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  20. interesting recipe of bitter gourd.. looks inviting !

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  21. my mil was asking abt some bittergourd recipe sometime back .....will for sure share this recipe with her :) looks great !

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  22. thats a tasty way to include these nutritous veggies in the menu...

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  24. hi Suja, you always have interesting recipes and such great varieties that i can always follow. thanks for sharing dear...yummy here

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  25. Yummy bittergourd fry,looks very delicious.

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  26. I never eats bitterguard,ut my hubby love it so much..but this looks good,even I feel like eating a spoonful :)

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