January 28, 2013

BitterGourd / Pavakkai Sukka

This is not any non-veg .It is bitter gourd fried .I like bitter gourd very much ,i keep on trying different varieties in it.This taste great with rasam and curd rice.Adding rice flour gives crispness to the vegetable.Marinating in salt removes the bitterness of the vegetable.My son started to eat bitter gourd after frying like this , even though it is still bitter.Try this recipe and do post your comments.

Serves : 2

Duration :30min


  1. Bittergourd - 2 , chopped
  2. Chilly Powder - 1.5 tsp
  3. Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
  4. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  5. Ginger & Garlic Paste - 1/2 tsp
  6. Gram Flour - 1 tbsp
  7. Rice Flour - 1tbsp
  8. Salt as needed
  9. Oil - 2 tbsp

Method :

  1.  Chop the biitergourd ,into small pieces ,not too tiny.
  2. In a bowl add salt and turmeric powder add the chopped bittergourd and mix it well.
  3. Let is marinate for 15min.
  4. To the marinating bittergourd add chilly ,coriander powder ,gram flour ,rice flour ,curryleaves and mix it well.
  5. Heat oil in a pan , add the marinated bitter gourd and stir it well.
  6. After 2minutes add the ginger & garlic paste and mix well let it cook for 5min
  7. Close it with a lid .
  8. After 10min add little water ,give a stir and close it again .Cook till the vegetable is cooked.
  9. Open the lid ,let it get roasted for another 10min.
  10. Taste best with sambar or rasam or curd rice.