Pavakka Kichadi | Kaypakka | Bitter Gourd Kichadi | - Kerala Sadya Special

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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  1. Extremely tempting pachadi, fabulous..

  2. kerala spl pachadi realy super

  3. Wow Very tempting and yummy pachadi!

  4. I've never made karela/bitter gourd like this before..sounds interesting and new recipe to me but it looks so so good!

  5. Wow Very tempting and yummy pachadi!

  6. wow...thats so tempting and yummy...!!...loved the clicks too..

  7. I've never cooked with bitter gourd. Thanks for this new discovery and recipe.

  8. hey vrinda...this my huby's favorite dish...but i wont make it at home coz i dont like pavakkaii...coz it iz i think i can try out this coz ur pic z soo inviting myself to make this for my hubby n also ican try it too na...beautiful one..


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