Kerala Style Pavakka Theeyal

Authentic way of making Theeyal with Bittergourd(Pavakka)

Kerala Style Pavakka Theeyal | Pachakam

Kerala Style Pavakka Theeyal

Authentic way of making Theeyal with Bittergourd(Pavakka)

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

By Rugmini Kamalan

Published On: 18 Jun 2006

Rating: 4
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30 Minutes
Served : 3
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Step 1

Slice the onions and green chillies thinly.

Step 2

Heat up a pan or a kadai.

Step 3

Fry coriander seeds, dry red chillies and grated coconut, till it turns brown.

Step 4

:- If u`re using powders, then fry only the coconut first and just before switching off the flame, add coriander powder and add chilly powder after switchng off the flame.

Step 5

Allow this to cool.

Step 6

Grind the fried items in a mixer grinder along with enough water into a smooth paste.

Step 7

Heat coconut oil in a pan or a kadai.

Step 8

Splutter mustard seeds and saute dry red chillies and curry leaves.

Step 9

Add sliced onions and saute well.

Step 10

When sauteed, add bittergourd pieces and sliced green onions and saute well again.

Step 11

When the whole thing gets sauteed well, add tamarind extract, salt and turmeric powder.

Step 12

Mix well and allow it to boil.

Step 13

Add the coconut paste along with enough water and mix well.

Step 14

When it reaches the desired consistency (neither too thin nor too thick), remove from flame.


Thanks for the yummy recipe. Came out really well..

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