Thursday, 26 March 2009

Pavakka pachadi

Pavakka/Bitter Gourd pachadi Recipe
Pavakka/Bitter Gourd pachadi Recipe

PAVAKKA PACHADI - BITTER GOURD RAITA


Bitter Gourd is a healthy vegetable with lots of iron content in it. Its too good for Diabetic patients as it helps in getting better control over the sugar level. Though this vegetable is not familiar in most western kitchens ...
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This bitter pachadi can be served on Sadyas along with sweet Beetroot pachadi, and salty cucumber pachadi .


Things needed :
Bitter gourd or Pavakka - 2 big , slice into rounds
Green chillies - 3- 4 , cut lengthwise

Marinate the Pavakka & green chillies with,
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp

Deep fry the marinated pavakka & green chillies in oil until crispy.

Make a paste of ,
Grated coconut - 1/2 of a coconut
Jeera or cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Greenchilly - 1
Garlic - 1 small pod

Preparation method for the pachadi:

Heat oil, splutter mustard seeds , fry curry leaves.
Add the coconut paste and 1/2 cup water.
Boil only once.
Toss in the fried Pavakka & greenchillies.
Remove the pan from the heat. Allow to cool for a while.
When cooled, mix in curd , check for salt.
Pavakka pachadi is ready.

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