Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pavakka Poriyal (Karela/ Kakarakaya)

I am sure most of you already know this recipe. I am posting this anyway to remind you all that this is out there...its been a while since you made this...today you might want to try :)
A simple recipe with lots of flavor, hubby loved it.

Ingredients:
Pavakka: 2, washed and chopped thinly
Fresh coconut: 1/4 cup
Green chili: 2
Salt: According to taste
Oil: 3 tbsp
Curry leaves: 1 string

Method:
  • Some people dont like the bitter taste of pavakka. Washing pavakka in light butter milk helps remove some of the bitterness. 
  • Heat oil in a pan and add curry leaves
  • After they are crispy, add the pavakka pieces.
  • Meanwhile, grind the coconut and green chili together.
  • After the pavakka is completely fried, add the coconut mixture and stir constantly until the raw smell of the coconut is gone. 
  • Add salt and remove from stove. 
Serving suggestions:
1. Goes well along with sambar or rasam.
2. You might also like Stuffed Bitter gourd
3. Pavakka Kuzhambu
4. Pavakka Fry

17 comments:

  1. Delicious and wonderful looking fry. Excellent preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  2. Looks crispy and tasty. Love the addition of coconut.

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  3. A new dish to me. Looks interesting!!!

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  4. karela is also a favourite to me , i do like it especially when they are stuffed , mum makes lovely dish ..

    this one looks yummy tooo will try it sometimes :)

    Bikram's

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    Cheers

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  6. I love this, never tried adding coconut ....shall try it.

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  7. love this anytime..perfect with rice...yummo!!

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  8. I love bitter gourds, this looks simple & delicious :)

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  9. The pavakka poriyal looks yumm :D I love this..

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  10. its the only way of cooking I feel karela does not taste bitter:)
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  12. This is really good for health.Thanks for the tip to remove bitterness. Very useful.

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  13. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

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  14. I enjoy Pavakka. People do not like the bitterness, after slicing to thin pieces, add or sprinkle necessary salt and leavt it for 30 minutes to 1 hour and then fry as described above. You can use red chilly powder instead of green chilly. Avoid coconut to get the real taste. You will enjoy more like any other veg. Hwne the seeds are crispy, they taste good too.

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