Pavakka Kichadi

 Pavakka (bitter gourd) kichadi is a traditional Kerala preparation. Like other recipes; it is also based on a coconut-yogurt  gravy. Try this delicious side dish for your lunch and of-course you are not disappointed.
Ingredients:
  1. Bitter Gourd (pavakka)-1 large
  2. Oil-for frying
  3. Green chilly-2
  4. Curry leaves-2 or 3
  5. Coconut grated- 1/2 cup
  6. Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
  7. Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
  8. Dry red chilly-2 nos
  9. Yogurt-1 cup
  10. Salt-to taste
Ingredients For Seasoning:
  1. Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  2. Dry red chilly-2
  3. Curry leaves-1 spring
Preparation:
  • Slice bitter gourd in to very thin.
  • Shallow fry them in hot oil until golden brown in color.
  • When it is half fried add chopped green chillies and 2 or 3 curry leaves in to it.
  • After frying; drain from oil and keep aside to cool little.
  • Crush them coarsely by using a blender or mortal pestle (just give a quick crush; no need to crush tiney).
  •  Blend grated coconut along with cumin seeds, shallots and enough water to make a smooth paste.
  • In a bowl; Mix crushed bitter gourd with coconut paste, beaten yogurt and salt.
  • Now in the remaining fried oil do seasoning. (avoid excess oil and keep 1 tbsp in the pan)
  • Splutter mustard seeds; add dry red chilly and curry leaves.
  • Pour it over the bitter gourd and mix well before serving.
Pavakka Kichadi Pavakka Kichadi Reviewed by Fejna Em on 06:13 Rating: 5

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