Bitter Gourd Gojju

Bitter gourd (Pavakka) cooked with dry masala and jaggery

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Bitter Gourd Gojju

Bitter gourd (Pavakka) cooked with dry masala and jaggery

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

By Bindu Praveen

Published On: 31 May 2004

Rating: 3
6 Votes, 4 Reviews
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30 Minutes
Served : 4
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Step 1

Heat a little oil in a pan.

Step 2

Add coriander seeds, black gram, Bengal gram, fenugreek seeds, sesame seeds, dry coconut and red chillies.

Step 3

Grind them with turmeric powder and salt.

Step 4

Heat oil in the pan.

Step 5

Add mustard seeds and when they begin to crackle, add black gram, Bengal gram and cumin seeds.

Step 6

Add bitter gourd pieces and fry.

Step 7

:- The more u fry, the more you can gete rid of the bitterness.

Step 8

Add the ground paste, tamarind juice, jaggery and salt.

Step 9

Boil for some time on medium flame. Keep stiring in between.

Step 10

:- You can fry chopped onions too with bitter gourd.


I tried it. It turned out really well. First time trying something like this with bitter gourd. Thanks.


Very nice, this was the first time I tried to make bittergourd and it came out well. Only one thing, the recipe mentions to add bengal gram and black gram after mustard seeds but earlier says to grind them with the other ingredients. do we add them twice with 1 tsp each time?

manjula sridhar

it was good but it wld have been nice if u had mentioned that pieces of bitter gourd has to be soaked in salted water before frying.


Very easy recipe. Just 2 things. I don`t know how a gojju should look like. 1. I had trouble grinding the fried ingredients in mixer. So I added water finally and ground it into a paste. I am not sure if I was right, but I got it right. 2. The final consistency, should it be like a gravy? Whatever I made tastes good. But it would have been more helpful if I knew how it should be. Thanks for the great recipe!!! Deepa

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