Bitter gourd

Theeyal/Pavakai Theeyal

9:30 AM Chandra Karthikeyan 0 Comments

Ingredients:
  • Pavakkai/Bitter gourd - 1 or Podi pavakkai - 10
  • Pearl onion - 15
  • Tamarind - lemon size
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Chilli powder/sambar powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli - 2
  • Fenugreek powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Hing - pinch
  • Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Salt as required
  • Coconut oil - 2 tsp
Method:
  • Slice and soak pavakkai in water for 10 minutes. In a pan, dry roast grated coconut, 5 pearl onion, coriander powder, sambar powder, fenugreek powder, cumin seeds,and pepper. Grind all the roasted ingredient with little water.
  • Extract juice from tamarind. 
  • In a pan, heat coconut oil and add mustard seeds and curry leaves, then add rest of pearl onion, turmeric powder and pavakkai, saute it for few minutes and add tamarind juice.
  • When it starts boiling, add ground paste, hing and salt. Let it boil for 10 minutes on medium flame.
  • Serve it with rice, appalam, and curry of your choice.

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