Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pavakkai Poriyal / Bitter gourd Stir fry


Ingredients

  • Bittergourd - 4
  • Onion - 1
  • Mustard seeds - a pinch
  • Urud dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Dry Red Chillies - 2
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Little water (optional)


Method

  • Wash and cut bitter gourd and onion in to small pieces.
  • In a kadai, add 1 tsp oil, and when hot add mustard seeds, urud dal and fry till urud dal becoms light brown.


  • Add onion, red chillies and curry leaves.


  • When onion becomes translucent, add the bitter gourd and start frying it.


  • After 5min, sprinkle little water. (Do not add more). Add required salt to taste.
  • Add another 1 tsp oil, fry and add turmeric powder and close the kadai with a lid.


  • Stir the bitter gourd, in 2 minutes interval and take care not to over fry it.
  • Check whether the bitter gourd are cooked, by smashing one piece in hand.


  • When cooked, switch off, and serve it as a side dish for Rasam Rice or Sambar rice.


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26 lovely comments:

Faseela Noushad

yummy stir fry....my sons fav.

PT

i like to add potato with bitter-gourd.. like your version :)

Priya

Quick and my kind of poriyal,i'll have happily with a bowl of rice.

Gauri

U make bitter gourd look good, delicious n tempting :))

Suja Manoj

Love this veggie,look superb,nice clicks

S.Menaga

பாவக்காய் சமைத்து ரொம்ப நாளாகிவிட்டது,பொரியல் நல்லாருக்கு..

DivyaGCP

It has been ages since I had pavvakkai the last.. This looks so tempting and delicious..

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One of my fovorite vegetables :)

divya

ahaaa...looks absolutely yummy!

Julie

Delicious poriyal!!
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GEETHA ACHAL

மிகவும் சுவையான சத்தான பொரியல்...சூப்பராக இருக்கின்றது...

Reshmi Mahesh

Yummy poriyal with bitter melon..

Sweety

I've tried it once, and it was deliciously cooked by my Grandma. She added more turmeric and chili powder to make it a bit spicy. It was great! Btw, how many servings can it make?

srividhya Ravikumar

yummy stir fry..love it.

Vimitha Anand

My hubbys favorite... Nice stir fry

Tamilarasi Sasikumar

love it with sambar..i too do the same way...

VineelaSiva

Yummy and healthy curry.

Vidhya

Looks yumm...interesting one...shall try this version.

Mina Joshi

Looks delicious. Love your detailed explanations.

vrinda

My fav veggie, yummm

Nandini

Very healthy and perfect stir fry!!

Shirley Tay

Akila, I love bittergourd too! This looks delish!

Chef Mireille

your photos look so amazing and appetizing....too bad I don't like bitter gourd

Lemonslug

Looks SO yummy!

Srividhya Venkat

When to add salt? No mention of the same

Akila

Have mentioned... Thanks..

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