Pavakka Sweet Curry

A sweet curry with Bittergourd(Pavakka/Karela)

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Pavakka Sweet Curry

A sweet curry with Bittergourd(Pavakka/Karela)

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

By prabha pramod

Published On: 13 Mar 2006

Rating: 5
1 Votes, 1 Reviews
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30 Minutes
Served : 4
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Step 1

Cut the bittergourds into thin round pieces.

Step 2

Mix it well with a little salt and keep it aside.

Step 3

Heat up a pan or a kadai.

Step 4

:- Do not add oil.

Step 5

Add 1 tsp of black gram, coconut, turmeric powder, chilly powder and coriander powder and fry, till the coconut turns dark brown.

Step 6

Add black pepper.

Step 7

Grind it to a fine paste.

Step 8

Fry the pavakka pieces, till it becomes slightly brown. Keep aside.

Step 9

Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan or a kadai.

Step 10

Splutter mustard seeds and 1 tsp of black gram.

Step 11

Add green chillies and curry leaves.

Step 12

Add tamarind pulp and jaggery and cook for 5 mins.

Step 13

Add the ground paste and allow it to boil.

Step 14

When it starts to boil, add fried bittergourd pieces.

Step 15

Add salt, if reqd.

Step 16

Cook on low fire, till it`s consistency becomes thick.


very good.thanks a bunch

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