Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pavakka Kichadi | Bitter gourd in coconut and yogurt sauce

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.
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