PAVAKKA PACHADI / BITTERGOURD KICHADI RECIPE
Easy comforting side dish from Kerala Cuisine made from Bitter gourd , Coconut and Yoghurt .
Servings
4serving
Servings
4serving
Ingredients
For Grinding
For the Seasoning
Instructions
  1. To begin the preparation of Pavakka Pachadi, first wash the bitter gourd, cut it lengthwise and remove all seeds. Chop it to small pieces.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and a pinch of turmeric powder to bitter gourd slices and mix well. Keep it aside for 30 to 40 mins. Bitter Gourd would have left some water. Discard it. Again sprinkle little water, mix and squeeze the bitter gourd slices with your hand. This helps to reduce the bitterness of bitter gourd. However this step is purely optional . If you feel , you are loosing nutrients… you can skip it ..
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add chopped bitter gourd and saute. Keep sauteing in low medium flame.
  4. When the bitter gourd is 75 % done, add chopped onions and saute .
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the masala. Grind coconut, mustard, green chillies and salt to a smooth water adding little water. Make a smooth paste
  6. When the bitter gourd and onions are done, add the ground paste to the roasted veggies, add curd or buttermilk . Give a mix and allow it to gently boil on a low medium flame. Switch off.
  7. Prepare a temperhttps://www.smithakalluraya.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=70098&action=edit#ing. Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add red chillies, curry leaves and pour it over the pachadi .
  8. Pavakka Pachadi is ready to be savoured!
Recipe Notes
  • Coconut oil gives the authentic taste .


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