Saturday, August 8, 2015

BITTER GOURD CURRY - KAIPAKKA CURRY RECIPES

BITTER GOURD CURRY - KAIPAKKA CURRY RECIPES

Bitter gourd recipes are very easy, simple and very healthy. But because of its bitterness, most of us step back from this vegetable. Here is my recipe for a bittergourd curry which is very tasty and less bitter. The sour taste of tomato and tamarind helps to reduce the bitter taste of this vegetable to some extent. Do try this and drop your feedback. 

pavakka curry / paavaka recipes

INGREDIENTS

Bitter gourd or pavakka   -1.5 cup
Onion       - 1, chopped
Green chili           - 1, chopped
Tomato         - 1, chopped
Turmeric powder   -half tsp       
Kashmiri chili powder   -2 tsp
Tamarind            - small lemon sized
Salt
Oil
Curry leaves
Mustard seed
Dried round chilies

PREPARATION

  • Heat oil in a clay pot or any heavy bottomed vessel.
  • Saute bitter gourd, onion, green chili, and curry leaves.
  • Saute for a while.
  • Now add turmeric powder and chili powder and mix well.
  • Add the chopped tomato, salt and stir well for a while and now add tamarind juice ( soak the tamarind in half cup of water before adding).
  • Cook until the gravy becomes thick (10 minutes over medium-low flame)and switch off the flame.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds, fry dried chilies, and curry leaves.
  • Pour this over the curry.
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