Pavakka/Kaypakka Theeyal - Bitter Gourd Curry

  • Ingredients
    1 bitter gourd, chopped after removing seeds

    1/2 cup fresh/frozen grated coconuts
    1/2 cup shallots
    1/4 tsp coriander powder
    1/4 tsp turmeric powder
    1/2 tsp mustard seeds
    curry leaves to garnish
    2 dry red chillies
    1/4 tsp red chilli powder
    tamarind soaked in water or tamarind paste
    1 tbsp yogurt
    Directions
    Coat the chopped bitter gourd with salt and yogurt
    and keep aside for 10 minutes to reduce the bitterness.
    (You can skip this step if you like the full bitterness of bitter gourds).
    Heat 1 tsp coconut oil in a pan and add half of the
    shallots, red chilli, coriander powder and coconut. Fry
    until the coconut turns brown in color. Turn off the heat
    and let it cool completely. Then grind these to a smooth
    paste adding little bit water.


    Heat vegitable oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds and saute
    curry leaves, cut red chillies and shallots. Add chopped
    bitter gourds and saute again. When the bitter guard is soft
    add tamarind extract, salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder.
    Allow it to boil well. Now add the ground paste and cook covered
    till the gravy becomes thick. Serve with rice.


    Thanks a lot to Lena and Parita for sharing this lovely award with me..


29 Comments:

Premyscakes said...

Just love this version of bittergourd curry!!! looks great.

ARUNA said...

lovely dish Vrinda and the cake in the profile pic looks awesome!!!!

Gita's Kitchen said...

I love bittergourd...I have to try your curry soon...it looks so delicious :)

Happy cook said...

Pavakka is not my fav veg at all, but the theeyal looks really spicy delicous.

Nur Diyanah Magness said...

Thanks for the visit and comment. I love Your varied site of food and cakes...so much variety and the mmmmm of spice.

AnuSriram said...

Curry looks spicy and delicious!

Priya said...

Curry looks delicious!!! awesome click!

Subhie Arun said...

awesome click..curry look yummy

Smitha said...

Bitter gourd is one of my fav veggies. I like it fried.

Renuka said...

The theeyal looks yummy...I am not a great fan pf bitter gourd..but i love theeyal..i make it with small oniona alone...

Pooja said...

Pavakka Theeyal kidilam aayittundu Vrinda! Looks delicious :)

Parita said...

the curry looks delicious and tasty...

Akal's Saappadu said...

paavakka curry looks so richly spiced and delicious, lovely color you have there :)

Trupti said...

bitter gourd curry looks delicious..congrats on well deserved award

Ann said...

Wow.. I love Pavakka, but I hated it in my childhood, the curry looks so delish.

homecooked said...

I never knew bitter giurd could look like this....normally I avoid it :) The curry looks so delicsious. Love the pic.

Mangala Bhat said...

Wow! lovely my fav dish ...urs loook little different ...will give it a try soon Thanks for sharing

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Spicy and yummy! Very nice dish...

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

woww..this looks delicious...nice presentation.. :)

Prathibha said...

Nice karela curry vrinda....Perfect for karela lovers like my hubby..:)

Pooja said...

Nice version vrinda...Looking great..will try this..

5 Star Foodie said...

Bittergourd curry sounds delicious!

Pooja said...

Hey Vrinda..something is awaiting you at my blog at:http://myexperiencewithcooking.blogspot.com/2009/05/mushroom-fried-rice-and-my-50th-post.html

Dhanya said...

This is my favourite. Luv pavakka. Looks so yummy and nice click too.

Nithya Praveen said...

hi..guess forst time to ur blog...looks wonderful.I am not a great fan of bittergourd,however loved the presentation and the click.

Pavithra said...

Thats looking so tempting and mouthwatering .. I love bitter guard very much.. that too this type tangy.. yumm.. Nice clicks too vrinda

kittymatti said...

looks so good! nice recipe!!

Vrinda said...

Big thanx to all.....

VIDYA VENKY said...

i love pavakai stuff......looks soooo gud vrindha

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