Saturday, October 30, 2010

Simple Pavarkaai Fry

Thank you friends for your lovely wishes on my yesterday's post.

This Pavarkaai fry is such a simple and quick recipe. Though, I call it a fry, it doesn't actually need to be fried in oil. It needs just one or two teaspoons of oil. I have already high-lighted the benefits of bitter gourd here. It is always good to incorporate this healthy vegetable in our daily cooking as it protects us against various diseases.

Ingredients :

1. Bitter gourd - 2
2. Tamarind paste - 1/4 tsp
3. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
4. Salt - Needed Qty
5. Sambar Powder - 1 tsp
6. Mustard - 1/2 tsp
7. Oil - 2 tsp
8. Curry Leaves - A few

Procedure :

1. Cut bitter gourd and remove seeds (Seeds are actually edible and you can use it as such)

2. Cook with enough water, tamarind paste, salt and turmeric powder. (See here - step 1 & 2 pictures)

3. Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard. Add curry leaves. Fry for a minute.

4. Now, add the cooked bitter gourd. Add sambar powder and mix well, till all the pieces get coated.

5. Cover the pan with a lid. Let the bitter gourd fry on low heat till crisp.

6. After about 10-15 minutes, switch off the stove.

7. Serve with sambar sadam/rasam sadam / thayir sadam (yogurt rice).

Who tried this recipe?
1. Priya Satheesh
2. Sharanya


Priya Sreeram said...

pavakkai looks so inviting--- yummy!

Swathi said...

Nice recipe Nithu. Looks delicious.

Krishnaveni said...

my fav veggie, nice

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy fry dear

Priya Suresh said...

Super delicious fry, love it very much..

kitchen queen said...

the pavakkai fry looks very yummy and tempting.

Latha said...

Love pavakkai fry. Looks delish.

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

yummy fry...I've shared an award with u..plz collect it from my blog

Suji said...

My fav my fav...looks yummy

Nitha said...

looks great..

Raks said...

Not a big fan of pavakkai,only make deep fry ;) Recipe is very nice!

Binys Recipes said...

nice combo with dal it.

Pappu said...

yummy pakarkai. first time to ur blog. n glad to kw the interactions with the other bloggers.. droolworthy recipes n nice clicks. wish to follow u. thanks for ur comments in my blog:)

Vijiskitchencreations said...

nice recipe Nithu. I also make sometimes the same method.

I like all your recipes. I am following too.

Eat2live2travel said...

Lovely and healthy fry.