Bitter gourd kichadi – Pavakka kichadi – Bitter gourd raita – Onam special recipe2012-08-30
- Yield : 200gm
- Servings : 5
- Prep Time : 15m
- Cook Time : 20m
- Ready In : 35m
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
- 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
Clean and cut the pavakka into small pieces.
Heat 75 gm of oil in a pan and fry the pavakka and green chillies for 5 minutes.
Grind the coconut and 10 gm of mustard seed in 2 tsp of water to a smooth paste.
Add the coconut paste into the fried pavakka and greenchillies. Cook for 3 minutes.
Then add curd and salt to the pavakka mixture and cook for 2 more minutes.
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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