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Microwaved Bittergourd (Pavakka) fry
Published On: 06 Dec 2007
English: Bitter Gourd
malayalam: Pavakka / Kaippakka
telugu: Kakara Kayi
kannada: Haggala Kai / Hagara Kai
Bengali: Karela / Karola / Uchche
Konkani: Kaarathey / Karathen
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English: Chilli Powder
telugu: Erra Mirapa Kayalu / Yendu Mirapakayalu
kannada: Molaku / Kempu Menasinakai / Ona Menasinakai
hindi: Lal Mirch
Bengali: Paka Lanka / Lal Mirch / Lankamorich
Gujarati: Lal Marcha
Konkani: Sukki Saangi /Suke Miriyasang
Marathi: Lal Mirchi / Mirchya
Oriya: Lanka / Nali Lankamaricha
Punjabi: Lal Mirch
Kashmiri: Marach Wangun
English: Turmeric Powder
kannada: Arashina / Harasina Pudi
hindi: Haldi / Hardhar
Gujarati: Hardhar / Haldi
Marathi: Halad / Halede
Oriya: Haladi Gunda
Punjabi: Haldar / Haldi
English: Coriander Powder
kannada: Kottambari Beeja / Haveeja
hindi: Dhania / Dhana
Bengali: Dhonay / Dhaniya
Gujarati: Dhana / Dhaniya / Kothmiri / Libdhaba
Konkani: Kottambari / Konpir
Marathi: Dhane / Kothimir
Kashmiri: Deaniwal / Kothambalari
Bengali: Laban / Noone
Clean the bittergourd and take out the rough skin and edges from it.
Make a slit along the length and take out the seeds and clean the insides.
Cut the bittergourd as round thin circles (not very thin).
Add all the ingredients specified other than the bittergourd to water to make a thick paste.
Marinate the bittergourd with this paste and leave for an hour atleast or more.
Take a microwavable plate (I usually use a pyrex pie pan) and spray/rub some oil on the pan.
Layer the bittergourd pieces on the plate and microwave for 20 - 30 minutes or more depending on how crispy you want it.
:- Remember to keep checking the pieces every 10 min or so to make sure all pieces are cooked evenly.
:- Your pavakya fry is ready with very very less oil. !!!!
My karela became hard and dry ? I cooked in micro mode for 15 min .pls advice.even my baked potatoes also shrink and becomes hard :(
Sounds good..am going to try it!
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