Pavakka Kichadi / Bitter Gourd Kichadi
Pavakka , kaypakka or Bitter Gourd Kichadi is an easy to make yogurt based gravy. Kichadi is slightly different from Pachadi. In pachadi we add ground coconut mustard paste.You can replace bitter gourd with okra or cucumber.
- 1 cup thinly chopped pavakka
- 1 cup beaten yogurt
- salt, as needed
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- curry leaves, few
- 2 dry red chillies
- 1 or 2 chopped shallots (optional)
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 2 tsp coconut oil
Heat 1 tbs oil in a pan or iron skillet and add bitter gourd pieces with salt and turmeric powder. Fry till
the pieces slightly changes brown in color and crisp. (or you can deep fry bitter gourd pieces). Add this to beaten yogurt and mix well..Adjust salt. Heat 2 tsp coconut oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds followed by red chillies, curry leaves and shallots. Pour this over the kichadi and serve as a side dish with rice.
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