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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Bitter Gourd ( Pavakka ) Masala


Ingredients:

1 big bitter gourd/ pavakka/ kaipakka
1 tomato, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
3 green chillies, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
tamarind- size of a lemon
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 sprig curry leaves
salt
oil

Preparation:
  1. Chop bitter gourd into small pieces and keep it aside.
  2. Soak tamarind in 1/4 cup water, extract its juice and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add onion and saute for 2 minutes. Add green chillies, tomato, garlic and curry leaves and saute well.
  4. Then add chopped bitter gourd, turmeric powder and salt and stir well for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add tamarind extract (add more water if needed),  mix well and simmer until the bitter gourds are cooked well and gravy is thickened.
  6. Remove from flame and serve as a side dish for rice.....

15 comments:

  1. im trying to be a good gal and eat pavaka, i hate the bitter taste one recipe i could try is this...

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  2. Like bittergourd. Would like to try your recipe. Looks delicious bittergourd curry.

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/02/award-celebrating-with-carrot-beet.html

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  3. Nice curry. have to try for the family

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  4. This is a wonderful recipe,perfect with rice.

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  5. tangy masla.. nice recipe..

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  6. great space dear, and now this is a healthy dish.
    surely will try it out :)

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  7. Love this masala, an excellent side dish for rice.

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  8. Thanks all for your comments :)

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  9. my enemy veg. your version looks tempting to give a try.

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