Also check out my Bitter Gourd Fry if interested
Pavakkai Fry Recipe
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian | Recipe Category: Kuzhambu
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cooking Time: 40 mins
Bitter Gourd - 1 or 2
Tamarind - a small lemon sized
Coriander Seeds - 3 tsp
Red chillies - 10
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Small onion / Shallots - 20
Big Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Green chilli - 2
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Oil - 1 tblspn
In a pan, drizzle little oil and roast coriander seeds and dry red chillies till it changes color.
Take the roasted coriander seeds and chilli in a blender, add onion(shallots) and coconut. Grind it to a smooth paste adding little water.
In a kadai, heat little oil, add in mustard seeds. When mustard seeds starts to splutter, add the sliced big onion and curry leaves. Saute for 2 mins.
Add in chopped bitter gourd and stir fry for 2 mins. So that the bitter gourd will get cooked slightly.
Add in chopped tomatoes and slitted green chillies. Saute till tomatoes turn mushy.
Now, add the ground masala, tamarind extract, turmeric, salt and enough water. Cover and cook for 20 to 30 mins.
The kuzhambu will reduce a bit. Put off the flame.
|Keep all your ingredients ready|
|In a pan, drizzle little oil and roast coriander seeds and dry red chillies until it changes color. Cool them a bit|
|Take them in a blender, add small onion and grind till smooth|
|Once it becomes smooth add in grated coconut|
|Add little water and blend well till you get a smooth paste|
|In a kadai, heat little oil. Add in mustard seeds|
|When mustards starts to pop, add chopped onion and curry leaves. Saute till onion becomes soft|
|Now, add in chopped bitter gourd and saute for 2 mins|
|To this, add chopped tomatoes and slitted green chillies. Stir fry till tomatoes turn mushy|
|Once tomato becomes mushy, add the ground paste|
|tamarind extract is added immediately|
|turmeric and salt goes into this|
|Add enough water to the it|
|Cover with a lid and cook on medium flame for 20 too 30 mins|
|After 30 mins, it will reduce a bit|