Saturday, September 14, 2013

Pavakka Kichadi/Bittergourd in ground coconut mustard paste with yogurt gravy




Ingredients
Pavakka - 1 No.

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Salt

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp crushed

Yogurt - 3/4 to 1 cup

For grinding

Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds - a pinch

For Tempering

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

Onion, chopped - 1 small (Optional)

Green chillies, chopped - 4 Nos.

Ginger, chopped - 1 tsp

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Oil

Salt



Method
Cut bittergourd into small pieces. Marinate bittergourd with turmeric powder and salt. Fry them.

Grind grated coconut and cumin seeds.

Crush the mustard seeds and add to it.

Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds. Add dry red chillies, onion, green chillies, ginger, and curry leaves. Saute them. when the color starts to become transparent, add the ground paste to it. When it starts to boil, add fried bittergourd. Switch off the stove. Add yogurt (whisked) and salt. Consistency should not be too thick or thin.

Note:- Onion is optional, but again the sweet taste of onion complements the bitterness in a good way.



7 comments:

  1. Not a fan of pavakka but wudnt mind this way...

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  2. Yummy gravy ! I'm not a big fan of PAvakka too,but this is a nice way of perking Pavakka :)

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  3. Not a big fan of pavakka but looks good this way.

    On-going event: Healthy Breakfast
    http://nandooskitchen.blogspot.in/2013/09/healthy-breakfast.html

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  4. Pavakkai kicahdi looks delicious.

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  5. I love this khichdi Looks awesome. Must have Taste delicious too. Mouthwatering recipe, looks so inviting.

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  6. Absolutely delicious basmati rice,classic recipe..looks divine.

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