Bittergourd Fry

Spicy Bittergourd(Pavakka) fry without any bitterness

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Bittergourd Fry

Spicy Bittergourd(Pavakka) fry without any bitterness

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

By pria desai

Published On: 05 May 2006

Rating: 4
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15 Minutes
Served : 4
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Step 1

Scrape the bitter gourds, not completly, only superficially and then, cut them into round, thin pieces.

Step 2

Place them into a plate or bowl.

Step 3

Add turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Keep aside for 1 hr.

Step 4

Grind together garlic, dhalia, coconut, salt, red chilly powder, cumin seeds and turmeric powder.

Step 5

After an hour, mix the bitter grouds thoroughly, squeezing them in between.

Step 6

Take a few pieces and squeeze them till the water drains. Do it with all the pieces.

Step 7

Heat oil in a pan.

Step 8

Shallow fry or deep fry till the bitter gourd pieces become crispy enough.

Step 9

:- Fry only a few pieces at a time so that they get fried well.

Step 10

After all the pieces are fried, add the cut onions into the remaining oil.

Step 11

When the onions turn golden brown, add half the amount of the ground masala.

Step 12

Mix well.

Step 13

Add the fried bitter gourd pieces.

Step 14

Add the remaining masala and mix well.

Step 15

Simmer the stove, close the lid and cook for 5 - 10 mins.

Step 16

:- To get rid of the bitterness, squeeze the pieces well. It all depends on your hand work.
I prepared it & it come out yummy.
I would like to say that there will be a slight bitterness which is edible.


can u please tell me what is dalia


hi raji dhalia means vechhina senaga pappu in telugu /roasted channa dal


please let me know what is this dhalia.


Can you tell me What is Dhalia?.


it is very yummy dish.thanx

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