Bitter Gourd – Dry Coconut Stir-Fry

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Kobbari Kakarkaye: Other Names: Pavakai-Kopparai Varuval. Karela Chukka Nariyal ka Subzi. Kaakarkai Kura. When it comes to cooking, I never complicate (at least intentionally) the procedures! I cook once a day in the evening and pack the same for the next day’s lunch. So, I really take good care and try nothing goofy to ruin [...]

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Karela Paratha / Bitter Gourd Stuffed Paratha / Bitter Melon Stuffed Flat Bread

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Pavakkai Paratha Are you a bitter melon hater? Well, maybe its time to re-consider including it in your diet. As more and more research keeps pointing out that ‘bitter tasting gourds’ does help to keep the blood glucose level low (I mean it will be highly appreciated by type-2 diabetes patients). I would like to [...]

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Bitter Melon in Tomato Based Curry/ Pavakkai Thakkali Curry / Karela-Tamatar Salan

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Pavakka Thakkali Kuzhambu: Bitter Gourd – Tomato Curry. Kaakarkai Tomato Pulusu. Ingredients: Bitter Gourd 1/2 kiloTomato 1/2 kiloOnion 1 small bulb- gratedGarlic 7-8 pods crushed- pureeCoconut – grated 1/2 cupSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonMustard seeds 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonPeppercorns 2Fenugreek seeds 4Curry leaves fewSesame oil 1/4 cup. Method: Dry toast the [...]

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Stuffed Karela / Stuffed Bitter Gourd

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Stuffed Pavakkai:(Re Posting) Gutti Kaakarkaye. Pavakka Nirachadhu. Masala Pavakkai. Pavakkai Masala. Ingredients: Bitter Gourd/ Bitter Melon – 4-8Red onions finely chopped 1 large bowl fullTomatoes 4 finely choppedGinger-garlic paste 1 teaspoonJaggery/brown sugar 1 gooseberry sizeGaram masala powder 1/2 spoonSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonCoriander powder 1 spoonCumin seeds powder 1 spoonCurry leaves fewCumin seedsSesame [...]

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Pavakkai Mor Kuzhambu

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Bitter Gourd Mor-Kuzhambu: This is my own recipe. I always try too many ways to get-rid of that bitter taste from the bitter-gourd. One such way is leaving them in yogurts! Frying makes it not only crispier but less bitter again. So thought of making ‘mor-kuzhambu’ just the way to make me happy! It turned [...]

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Pavakkai-Vengayam Thokku

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Bitter Gourd Onion Thokku: Ingredients: Bitter Gourd 1/4 kiloOnion large 1/4 kiloSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonMustard seeds 1/4 spoonOil few spoonsCilantro to garnish. Method: Chop bitter gourd finely and salt it. After a while…squeeze the water away. Finely chop onions and set aside. In a wide pan, heat oil. splutter mustards in it. [...]

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Pavakkai Pakoda / Bitter Gourd Fritters

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Bitter Gourd Fritters: Pavakkai Pakoda. Karela Pakora. Kaakarkai Pakodi. Crispy Bitter Melon. Bitter Gourd Chips. Ingredients: Bitter gourd – 4Gram flour 2-4 spoonsRice flour 2-4 spoonsSaltChili powder 1 spoonOil for deep frying. Method: Thinly slice down bitter gourd into rings. In a wide bowl, add bitter gourd. Sprinkle gram and rice flour. Sprinkle salt and [...]

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Bitter Gourd Soup – Chinese Style

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Bitter Gourd Soup: Folks Remedy: Bitter Gourd/ Bitter melon is a folk remedy for type 2 diabetes! Almost every alternate days…including it in the diet can lower the blood glucose level! Bitter gourd is also treated for stomach/intestine worms! It is an effective cleanser(visceral cleanser)!! It is also beleived that bitter tasting foods(bitter gourd, fenugreek, [...]

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Karela Karaari

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Karaari Karela: Careless solo cooking! Bittter Gourd Karaari. Pavakkai Poriyal. Ingredients: Bitter Gourd 4SaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonMustard seeds 1/4 spoonOil few spoons. Method: Chop bitter gourd roughly. Add salt and set aside. After a while…it gathers little water. Squeeze that away. Well…now heat a wok, add oil. Splutter the mustard seeds in [...]

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Pavakkai Kootu

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Bitter Gourd Kootu: Ingredients: Bitter Gourd 300 gramsThoor/ Moong/ chana dal 1/4 cupGreen chilies 3 finely choppedOnion 1 finely choppedGarlic 6 cloves choppedGinger 2″ peeled and choppedTomatoes 1-2 fienly choppedSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1/2 spoonMustar seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/2 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonCurry leaves fewOil few spoonsCilantro leaves few to garnish. Method: Cook any [...]

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