Saturday, 1 March 2014

Spicy Bitter Gourd Poriyal (Pachadi) / Pavakkai Pachadi / Spicy Bitter Gourd Stir Fry

Though we know bitter gourd has many nutritional and medicinal properties; many of us hesitate  to consume because of the bitter taste.


Now a days i started to try different recipes to make this vegetable a tasty food and this is one among them.  Every body in my family loved this; try and give your feedback.


Ingredients:

Bitter gourd - 2
Onion - 1
Garlic - 5 to 6 cloves
Ginger - 1" piece
Red chilli powder - ½ to 1 tsp
Tamarind - one small gooseberry size
Red chillies - 2
Jaggery - one small piece
Salt - to taste



For Seasoning:
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - ½ tsp
Red chilies - 2
Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Directions:

Pre - preparations:

Wash and peel the skin (don't peel the skin completely; take out only the outer thick layer).

Slit it into two and remove the seeds; then chop into bite sized pieces and keep aside. 

Finely chop the onion, ginger and garlic; keep aside.


Soak the tamarind in ½ cup of water. Extract the juice and keep aside.

Preparation: 

Heat oil in a kadai; season it with mustard seeds, red chillies and curry leaves.



Once it splutters; add  the chopped bitter gourd and saute for 5 minutes in a medium flame.
(Can sprinkle water it it sticks to the pan)

Add the finely chopped onion, ginger,  garlic, turmeric powder, red chili powder  to the bitter gourd ; mix well.


Add tamarind extract and jaggery to the bitter gourd mixture and mix well.
( add water if necessary)

Cover and cook in a medium till the bittergourd in cooked and till the mixture become thick in consistency.


Serve hot as a accompaniment to rice with sambar, rasam or curd; you can try it with chapathi as well.

Note:

You can adjust the tamarind, salt,  red chilli powder, jaggery amount according to your taste bud.



9 comments:

  1. my fav veg... nicely prepared..

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  2. Super I try this recipes

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  3. Super I try this recipes

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  4. Tasty and yummy dear,,,,,!!!

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  5. looks yummy..well prepared

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  6. Easy to make yummy side dish. Healthy dish too.

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  7. This pure basmati rice dish looks amazingly delicious! I love quick and easy recipe and I'm going to post about "Rice Dishes" very soon, I'll add this recipe to my collection, thanks for sharing:)

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