Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pavakka mezhukupuratty/ Bitter gourd stir fry (Serves 4)

Bitter gourd stir fry

We buy our vegetables from a local fresh produce market and during our last visit, we noticed a bunch of bitter gourds, an unusual and rare vegetable to be found in these markets. From the time we picked them up to the check out, multiple customers and the clerk curiously enquired as to how we prepared this unusually bitter vegetable. Little did they know that it was one of the favorite vegetable back home. Well, this is one of the umpteen ways bitter gourd can be used as an ingredient.This stir fry is just awesome when paired with rice and yogurt. How simple a delicious and healthy meal can be, right??

Bitter gourd 4 medium sized
Coconut slices 1 cup, packed
Shallots ¼ cup, thinly sliced
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Red chilly powder 1 TBSP (you can reduce accordingly)
Curry leaves 3-4 sprigs
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Oil 2-3 TBSP
Salt as needed

Bitter gourd stir fry

Preparation

Wash and cut the bitter gourd into half lengthwise. Cut each half again lengthwise (you should get 4 long strips) and thinly slice through the width of the halves. In a mixing bowl, add the sliced bitter gourd, coconut slices, salt, red chilly powder and turmeric powder. Mix well and set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Heat oil in a deep frying pan (preferably non stick) at med-high heat. Splutter mustard seeds and then add the thinly sliced shallots. Sauté this for 2 minutes and then add the bitter gourd mixture. Mix well to combine with shallots and cook covered for 10-12 minutes or until the bitter gourd is cooked. Open lid and cook the mixture for another 5 minutes or until liquid is completely evaporated if any and a brown color is attained. Switch off stove and enjoy with rice…

Bitter gourd stir fry

This along with our PAVAKKA/BITTERGOURD CHAMMANTHI makes it way directly to "Vegetable Marathon - Bitter Gourd" event hosted by Nithu Bala – an event started by Silpa of Anita's Kitchen

Vegetable Marathon - Bitter Gourd - Event Logo

44 comments :

  1. Awesome click and good healthy recipe!!!!!!!!

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  2. One of my fav stir fry.Nalla presentation aanu tto.

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  3. Yummy. Sweet lovely dish with bitter gourd!
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  4. Wow..looks very healthy and delicious..nice clicks...

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  5. i never realised u could make mezhukupuratti with it...looks good girls

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  6. fantastic clicks.Looks healthy & delicious.


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  7. first loving ur eco friendly bowl :D and bitergourd is my mum and dad's fav, shall bookmark this just for them. will try to impress them when i visit India :)

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  8. Pavakka mzhukupuratty looks delicious. My favorite one.

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  9. pavakka is my favorite tooo...the pavakka in the picture loooks like the pavakkka we get in kerala...

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  10. Looks so yummy..my favorite too,beautiful presentation..lovely

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  11. Very tempting and mouth watering pictures. Just love your presentation!

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  12. Beautiful presentation Suji,dish looks healthy and delicious.As a child never liked it,my mother taught me to mix a little bit pavakkai curry and oil in hot rice and eat it with appalam after that I developed a taste and I love eating it since then.

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  13. wow one more delicious bitter gourd dish ...thanks for sharing ..

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  14. @Deepa (cooking blog indexer)

    Actually i think the pavakkas we get at the local market is sold buy a Kerala family who has an amazing vegetable garden with all Kerala vegetables...

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  15. what a wonderful pic! the bitter gourds i find here look a bit different than the ones back home but definitely still very tasty. wonderful presentation!

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  16. This is my fav veggie and the pictures are marvellous 2nd pictures is awesome..offcourse everything. Yummy dish ....

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  17. Superb clicks, Shyama!! Pavakka njangalde favorite veggie annu..Evide kittunna pavakkakku bhaynkara kayppu annu. Recipe superb aannu ketto..Next time engane try cheyyam..

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  18. Love the clicks ..... makes me drool for this bitter vegetable.

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa


    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  19. Cute looking presentation, beautiful stir fry..

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  20. wow adipoli ayittundu pic also superbbbb

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  21. Adipoli presentation...ithilano chiratta pittu aakiyathu..? yummy mezhukkupuratty

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  22. Looks great.. I agree with you that bitter gourd with curd rice makes for healthy treat indeed.

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  23. looks so delicious perfect and yummy!!!..i have a freezer full of garden fresh bitter guard...have to cook up something soon...

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  24. that looks incredibly beautiful shyama, love the way u presented it...very healthy and delicious allee.

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  25. Lovely presentation :) looks really yummy :)

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  26. OM GOSH..looks heavenly...good job...love d color dear..perfect entry for event...thanx for sharing..

    Tasty Appetite

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  27. Love pavvaka , your clicks are awesome

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  28. Pavakka kazhikathavar vare onnu try cheyumallo..Nalla presentation...

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  29. Wow, never thought of adding coconut to gourd. But i guess it would add a nice sweet taste to the contrasting bitterness of it.
    Will give this recipe a try!

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  30. Beautiful stir fry..love bitter gourd..Wonderful clicks..hey cabbage is also called gobi in hindi, cauliflower is called foolgobi, most of us get confused on that :)

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  31. Haiiii!!! KS,,

    thanks for ur wishes dear..Paavakkai poriyal romba super it is very good for health dear sure it will goes well with hot white rice.

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  32. Love the pics. This is a vegetable that I have started eating off late - could not stand the taste when I was a kid. I normally make it plain but cook it to a good crisp. Will try your version soon.

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  33. Love bittergourd (only !)when it is fried :-) lovely clicks and presentation da..

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  34. adipoli aayittunde.. but njan paavakka kazhikkilla tto... njanum chiratta eduthu vachittunde.. photo edukkan aayi :) :)

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  35. Looks so lovely. MY MIL used to prepare an awesome curry with bittergourds.

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  36. wonderful presentation..adipoly.

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  37. Looks so yummy ! the presentation is also superb

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  38. Wooooooooow, beautiful photos and foods, have a nice day Radka.

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  39. one of my fav vegs...settings and clicks are superb,Suji..

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