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.

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

  • 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