Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bitter gourd fry / Pavakkai Fry

I Am not a very big fan of bittergaurd. More than that my husband is not a good fan too. I just got the bitterguard and gave it a try and it worked out well. This fry is a shallow fry, we can cook with less of oil and by adding tamarind I avoided the bitter taste. It turned out good. 
Ingredients
Bitter guard – 2no (bigsize)
Turmeric powder -1tsp
Red chilli powder - 2Tbsp
Jeera powder- 1tsp
Sombu powder-1 tsp
pepper powder- 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Tamarind water – 1 tbsp
Oil for shallow frying
Method
Cut bitter guard pieces. Length wise and remove the seeds inside and clean well. Add the cut pieces in boiling water and cook till it becomes soft.

Take a wide mouth bowl then add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, jeera, sombu and pepper powder, salt.Add tamarind juice  make a paste. add very little water. Add the bittergaurd pieces and marinate for 15 - 20 min.
Take a tawa for shallow frying, add oil, when the oil is heat enough add the Marinated  pieces one by one and arrange it in such a way that u can turn it easily for better frying. Keep in low flame and cook till it becomes crispy and serve with sambar/ rasam rice. It 100% matches for meals.

This recipe was given by my mom in law and I learnt from her. So im sending this recipe to 
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11 comments:

Archana said...

I love this veg. so we will be trying this out soon.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Bitter gourd fry looks delicious. Thanks for sending..

Priti said...

Look delish ...I dont knw when I started to like bittergaurd and this looks gud..thanks for sharing ..new recipe to try ..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

delicious and healthy recipe,thanks for sharing this version...

Sunanda said...

Its a very nice way to have it considering its food value...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Looks delicious...hey will the bitter taste be there...or will be reduced..


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Smitha said...

looks yummy!...this is the only way I can eat bitter gourd!
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Priya said...

Superaa irruku Divya, love bittergroud fry anytime,those well fried bittergourd makes me drool..

savitha ramesh said...

nice idea of adding tamarind pulp to bitter gaurd.lovely.

divya said...

OMG what an awesome and delicious. lovely clicks.

Raksha said...

will try this today. thanks for sharing this :)

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