Pavakkai Pitlai – Kerala Style

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Pavakkai Pitlai:(wet) Bitter Gourd Pitlai(version 2). Ingredients: Bitter Gourds 1/4 kiloThoor dal 2-4 fistfulSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonJaggery 1 small gooseberry sizeTamarind paste 1/4 spoonCoconut oil few spoons. To be Toasted and Wet-Ground to Thick Paste: Dry red chilies 6Chana dal 1-2 spoonsUrad dal 1-2 spoonsPeppecorns 1-2 spoonsCumin seeds 1 spoonCoriander seeds 1-2 [...]

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Bitter Gourd Pickled Fry

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Achaari Karela Subzi: Pickled Pavakkai Poriyal.Pavakkai Poriyal. Ingredients: Bitter Gourds 1/4 kilo – roughly choppedSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonLemon juice few spoonsSesame oil few spoons. For Tempering: Mustard/Sesame oil few spoonsMustard seeds 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1 pinchDry red chilies 3Curry leaves few Achaari Powder: To Be Toasted Each Seperately and Powdered Togather: Mustard Seeds [...]

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Pavakkai Usili / Bitter Gourd Usili

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Pavakkai Paruppu Usili: Pavakkai Usili. Bitter Gourd Usili. Kakarkai Usili. Karela Usili. Ingredients: Bitter Gourd 1/2 kilo(roughly chopped)Mustard seeds 1/2 spoonCumin seeds 1/2 spoonChana dal 1/2 spoonUrad dal 1/2 spoonCurry leaves fewGreen chilies 3 finely choppedDry red chilies 6Chana dal 1 cup(soaked in water for 20 minutes)Ginger-garlic paste 1 spoonFennel seeds 3 spoonsSalt(to grind with [...]

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Pavakkai Pitlai – Dry Version

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Pavakkai Pitlai:(Version 1 dry) Bitter Gourd Pitlai. Ingredients: Bitter Gourds 1/4 kiloSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonJaggery 1 small gooseberry sizeTamarind paste 1/4 spoonCoconut oil few spoons. To be Toasted and Wet-Ground to Thick Paste: Dry red chilies 6Chana dal 1-2 spoonsUrad dal 1-2 spoonsPeppecorns 1-2 spoonsCumin seeds 1 spoonCoriander seeds 1-2 spoonsCoconut fresh/frozed [...]

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Achaari Karela Curry

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Bitter Gourd Achaari Curry: Karela Achaari Curry. Pavakkai Oorughai Kuzhambu. Ingredients: Bitter gourds 1/4 kilo – slicedGreen chilies 3 slittedOnion made into paste 1/2 cupGarlic 6 cloves – pasteToamto puree 1 cupTamarind paste 1/2 spoonSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonMustard seeds 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonCurry leaves fewDry red chilies 3Mustard oil few spoons. Achaari [...]

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Pavakkai Sambar

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Also Known As: Pavakkai Sambar, Tamil Nadu Pavakkai Sambar. Karela Sambar. Bitter gourd Sambar. Kakarkaye Sambar. Ingredients: Bitter Gourd 4-6 (sliced) Thoor Dal 1 cup Onion 1 large Tomato 1 large Salt Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp Chili powder 1 tsp Sambar Powder(home made) 1-2 tsp Tamarind paste 1 tsp Ghee or oil few tsp Cilantro [...]

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Pavakkai Poriyal

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Bitter Gourd Gojju: Pavakkai Thokku. Ingredients: Bitter gourds 2-4 SaltTurmeric powder 1/2 spoonChili powder 1 spoonJaggery lemon sizeTamarind paste 1/2 spoonMustard seeds 1/2 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonSesame oil few spoons. Method: Chop the bitter-gourd to bite size bits. In a pan, heat oil. Add mustards and asafoetida. Wait till it crackles. Then add bitter gourd and [...]

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Pavakkai Thokku

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Bitter Gourd Thokku:(Country Style) Ingredients: Bitter Gourd 4Garlic 8-10 cloves fienly choppedPurple Onion 1 large -finely choppedTomatoes 3 fienly choppedSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonJaggery 2 spoonsTamarind paste 1/4 spoonMustard seeds 1/4 spoonSesame oil few spoons. Method: In a wide pan, heat oil. Add mustards and wait till it pops. Then add garlic and [...]

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Pavakai Thayir Pachadi

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Pavakkai Thayir Pachadi: Bitter Gourd Yogurts Salad. Fried Bitter Gourd in Yogurts. Karela Raita. Kakarkkai Perugu Pachadi. Pavakkai Pachadi. Ingredients: Bitter Gourds – 3 medium sizeYogurts 2-3 cupsOil for frying. To Wet-Grind These: Fresh grated coconut 3-5 spoonsGreen chilies 2-3Salt Yogurts 1/4 cup. For Tempering: Oil few spoonsMustard seeds 1/2 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 [...]

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Bitter Gourd Stir-Fry – Chinese Style

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Bitter Gourd Stir-Fry:(Chinese Style) Ingredients: Bitter GOurd Large 1-2SaltThick Soy Sauce 2 spoonsRed Chili Flakes 1-2 spoonsGarlic Flavoured Asian Sesame Oil few spoonsSpring Onions/Green Onions to garnish. If You dont have Garlic flavoured Asian sesame oil….here is a substitute recipe. Ingredients: Garlic 8-10 cloves choppedThai Dry Red chilies 8Strong Sesame oil 1 cup. Method: For [...]

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