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09 April 2014

Pavakka Kichadi | Bitter gourd in coconut and yogurt sauce

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Pavakka Kichadi

Pavakka Kichadi- Kerala Vishu / Onam sadhya special recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4 to 5
  1. Pavakka /bitter gourd,sliced- 1 medium sized
  2. Green chili,sliced-2-3
  3. Grated coconut-1/2 cup
  4. Cumin seeds-1/8 tsp ( optional)
  5. Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
  6. Yogurt-3/4 to 1 cup
  7. Water- as required
  8. Salt- to taste
  9. Oil- as required
For tempering:
  1. Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
  2. Shallots / Chumannulli,sliced-2 to 3
  3. Dry red chilies- 1 or 2
  4. Curry leaves-1 sprig

  • Heat oil in a pan ,add pavakka/bitter-gourd and green chilies , fry until it turns golden brown and slightly crisp.Drain and keep aside.
  • Grind together grated coconut , cumin seeds( if using) and just enough water to form a smooth paste.Crush the mustard seeds and add it to the coconut paste.Keep aside.
  • In a mixing bowl,combine together fried bitter-gourd and green chilies,coconut paste and yogurt.Add salt to taste and mix well.
  • For tempering,heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Add shallots,dry red chilies and curry leaves,saute until shallots turn golden brown.Add this to the curry and mix well.

    1. so tasty.. Never tried Pavakkai in yogurt must try

    2. Looks really delicious and inviting..

    3. Thats something I would never have dreamt about !! Very unique and different, I am def going to make it this weekend.. :)

    4. Looks absolutely inviting.. loved the first pic a lot :)

    5. I never expected this type of kichadi in bitter gourd


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