Bitter gourd kichadi – Pavakka kichadi – Bitter gourd raita – Onam special recipe

2012-08-30
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  • Yield : 200gm
  • Servings : 5
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 35m

Bitter gourd kichadi – Pavakka kichadi

Bitter gourd kichadi / Pavakka kichadi is one of the 14 dishes of Onam sadya. Bitter gourd kichadi / Pavakka kichadi is a traditional Kerala dish made using coconut and yogurt. Bitter gourd kichadi/Pavakka kichadi is so easy to make and tastes delicious.

More info on benefits for bitter gourd / Pavakka: http://www.juicing-for-health.com/bitter-gourd-benefits.html

 

Ingredients

  • Pavakka (Bitter gourd) - 200 gm
  • Green chilly - 4nos
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Mustard seed - 25 gm
  • Curd - 50 ml
  • Coconut oil - 100 gm
  • Dry red chillies - 3 nos
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves - 2 string
  • Water - 2 tsp

Method

Step 1

Clean and cut the pavakka into small pieces.

Step 2

Heat 75 gm of oil in a pan and fry the pavakka and green chillies for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Grind the coconut and 10 gm of mustard seed in 2 tsp of water to a smooth paste.

Step 4

Add the coconut paste into the fried pavakka and greenchillies. Cook for 3 minutes.

Step 5

Then add curd and salt to the pavakka mixture and cook for 2 more minutes.

Step 6

For seasoning, heat coconut oil in a pan add dry red chilly, curry leaves and mustard seed. Pour this in to the curry. Mix well. Tasty Bitter gourd/pavakka kichadi is ready to serve!

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