2010/03/01

BITTER GOURD CURRY / PAVAKKAI KARA PULIKULAMBU




This is yet another andra special recipe learnt from my neighbour . My hubby and myself are loves to taste bittergourd in variety of flavours . I thank her for this delicious curry.

INGREDIENTS :

Bitter gourd ---- 4 medium sizes
Onion - 1
Coconut -- 4 pieces
Jaggery -- a small piece
Mustard - 1 tsp
Methi seeds - -1 tsp
Curry leaves
Tamarind - a small piece
Salt to taste
Spicy sesame masala -- 2 tsps
Sambar powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - -1 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Chop the veggie and boil them with little salt and turmeric powder . Once half cooked , keep it aside.

2) Meanwhile , fry onion,tamarind and coconut pieces in a spoon of oil and grind them .

3) Then , heat a spoon of oil in a kadai . Once hot,add mustard and methi seeds . When it splutters ,add red chillies and curry leaves.

4) Add the veggie and saute for 2 minutes .

5) Add the ground paste with little water and allow it to boil.

6) Cook in a slow flame . Finally ,add jaggery to it and cook it the oil separates .

Serve hot with Rice .

Sending this to Yasmeen's Bitter Better Health Event .

Other entries are :

BITTERGOURD PEPPER FRY
BITTERGOURD PAKODA
BITTERGOURD PICKLE
METHI LEAVES FRITTERS
METHI LEAVES CURRY

25 comments :

Jagruti said...

Curry looks tempting and tasty!!

Nithu Bala said...

Puli kuzhambu with Pavakai..lovely..I could feel the aroma here..do send some Dear:-)

kamala said...

Kara pulikulambu is inviting me.

Pavithra said...

wow .. looks superb .. never liked pavakkai but this curry is tempting

Sushma Mallya said...

i usually fry bittergourd but never used that for gravy,nice recipe,will def give a try...and happy holi shama...

Sarah Naveen said...

pavakka curry looks so yummy .perfect with hot rice..

Padma said...

One of my mom's fav... looks yummy.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

hmmm yummy yum yum and mu fav veggie:)

Bharathy said...

I too love pavakkai :)...pulikkozhambu being my fav!...can't make this often as children never prefer to have this :(..eventhough my husband and me like to have!
Looks Yum yum, girl! :)

Priya said...

Never tried out kuzhambu with bottlegourd, sounds yummy and tangy..

A Homemakers Diary said...

I like bittergourd and the curry looks very tempting.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Love bittergourd this curry is very tempting, slurrp slurrp!!!

Rachana Kothari said...

A very yummy n tangy curry!

Gita said...

Kuzumbu looks tasty Shama...nice idea to add sesame powder...it must have tasted awesome :)

shahana said...

never tried coconut in bittergourd curry.will try your version soon.

Nandini said...

Delicious curry dear!

Nostalgia said...

Curry looks great. I like bitter gourd.

Rekha shoban said...

Healthy curry!!

Ms.Chitchat said...

One of my favourite. Click looks very tempting.

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Tina said...

Delicious...

Aruna Manikandan said...

Never tried Kuzhambu using bitter gourd..
Will soon try this :-)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Pavakkai puli kulambu sounds mouthwatering Shama....Love the Andhra recipes very much.

Malar Gandhi said...

Pavakkai kara kuzhambu sound swonderful...nice way to eat it.:)

Pavithra said...

Oh this is something different whuch i usually make .. i think the sesame masala gives different taste.. I have bookmarked it to try it.. I love pavakkai in any form.. this is truely tempting.

Free Softwers Download with Fullversion keys said...

I Never Tested This curry.....
I will try it today.....
Thanks for share.......
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