Kaippakka Achhar (Bitter Gourd Pickle)

Kaippakka Achhar (Bitter Gourd Pickle) is a spicy dish normally accompanied with rice, Chappathi, poori. The chopped bitter gourd is mixed with spices and cooked. This is very simple and easy to prepare.

Kaippakka Achhar (Bitter Gourd Pickle)

Kaippakka Achhar (Bitter Gourd Pickle) is a spicy dish normally accompanied with rice, Chappathi, poori. The chopped bitter gourd is mixed with spices and cooked. This is very simple and easy to prepare.

Category : Vegetarian, Pickles

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By Sobha Kesavan

Published On: 19 May 2016

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30 Minutes
Served : 3
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Ingredients

  • Kaippakka (Bitter gourd) - 200 Gms
    Green Chilli pieces - 4 tspns.
    Ginger pieces - 2 tspns.
    Garlic pieces - 1 tspn
    Vinegar - 2 tspns or to taste
    Asafoetida Powder - 1 tspn
    Mustard Seeds - ½ tspn
    Turmeric Powder - ½ tspn
    Curry leaves - 10 Nos.
    Salt - To taste
    Sesame Oil - 4 tspns

Directions (Click image to enlarge it)

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Step 1 Kaippakka Achhar (Bitter Gourd Pickle) Recipe

Step 1

Clean (also remove the seeds) and wash the Kaippakka (Bitter gourd). Then cut them into small pieces as shown in picture

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Step 2 Kaippakka Achhar (Bitter Gourd Pickle) Recipe

Step 2

Add Turmeric Powder and Salt into the Kaippakka pieces, mix them well and keep it aside for about an hour

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Step 3 Kaippakka Achhar (Bitter Gourd Pickle) Recipe

Step 3

Heat the Oil in a frying pan/Cheenachatti and burst the Mustard seeds in the hot Oil

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Step 4 Kaippakka Achhar (Bitter Gourd Pickle) Recipe

Step 4

Add Green Chilli, Ginger and Garlic pieces also and stir the mix continuously.

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Step 5 Kaippakka Achhar (Bitter Gourd Pickle) Recipe

Step 5

When the colour of the Green Chilli, Ginger and Garlic pieces turns into golden, add the Kaippakka (Bitter gourd) pieces and stir it.

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Step 6 Kaippakka Achhar (Bitter Gourd Pickle) Recipe

Step 6

After about 3 minutes, add the Curry leaves into this mix and stir it further for about 5 minutes and put off the stove and allow to cool the Achhaar. Then add Vinegar also and stir it well.

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Step 7 Kaippakka Achhar (Bitter Gourd Pickle) Recipe

Step 7

Kaippakka (Bitter gourd) Achhaar is ready. This Achhaar can serve with Parotta/Poori/cooked Rice etc.

Always store this Kaippakka Achhaar in an air tight container/Jar so that it can keep afresh for the next 2 – 3 weeks.

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