April 2, 2010

Bitter Gourd Fry | Pavakkai Varuval

If you are a person who likes bitter taste then you should surely try this one.Earlier we used to have this veggie only when it was deep fried. But as years have passed we love it when it is done this way.May be we have grown old enough to avoid deep fried foods not very old though !!! Need to mention this line else it will be a contrary when I post recipes those are deep fried hehehe. As my next post is Potato Cashew Croquettes...

Bitter Gourd fry is a spicy, bitterly and tasty side dish for rice items.Bitter gourd is a vegetable with medicinal values it helps to stimulate digestion and it is also used to treat diabetes.


Bitter Gourd - 3 no
Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Rice flour - 2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Salt for taste
Oil - 4 tsp

  • Remove the seeds and cut the bitter gourd into desired shape.
  • Add chilly powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, garam masala, rice flour salt and marinate for 15 min.
  • Heat oil add add the vegetable mixture and saute well.
  • Sprinkle water and allow the vegetable cook in medium flame.
  • Once the vegetable is 3/4 cooked dry the vegetable.
  • It should turn slightly blackish and slightly crispy..
  • Serve Hot with rice items.



first time here..nice blog..yummy recipes..we too love bittergourd..nice recipe

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