Pavakka Thoran Easy

Pavakka or Bitter Gourd is a characteristic veggie with a bitter flavor. While preparing Pavakka Thoran, you can reduce the bitterness by rubbing salt into the chopped pavakka pieces and squeezing out water. If you like the bitterness you can definitely go ahead with preparation. Pavakka Thoran is a unique tasty dish with chopped pavakka pieces blended with a spicy coconut mixture and stir fried. Pavakka or Bitter Gourd is a nutritious vegetable and reduces diabetics. You can explore a well illustrated Pavakka Thoran dish here.

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Pavakka Thoran Easy

Pavakka or Bitter Gourd is a characteristic veggie with a bitter flavor. While preparing Pavakka Thoran, you can reduce the bitterness by rubbing salt into the chopped pavakka pieces and squeezing out water. If you like the bitterness you can definitely go ahead with preparation. Pavakka Thoran is a unique tasty dish with chopped pavakka pieces blended with a spicy coconut mixture and stir fried. Pavakka or Bitter Gourd is a nutritious vegetable and reduces diabetics. You can explore a well illustrated Pavakka Thoran dish here.

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

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By Rugmini Kamalan

Published On: 03 Aug 2006

Rating: 4
35 Votes, 7 Reviews
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15 Minutes
Served : 3
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Ingredients

Directions

Step 1

For preparing Pavakka Thoran, first clean the bitter gourd well and remove the seeds found inside it.

Step 2

Finely chop the pavakka.

Step 3

Mix together finely chopped pavakka, onions, green chillies, grated coconut, turmeric powder and salt.

Step 4

Heat oil in a pan or a kadai.

Step 5

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

Step 6

Add the pavakka-coconut mixture and mix well.

Step 7

Cover and cook on a low flame.

Step 8

Stir occasionally.

Step 9

When it gets cooked, remove the lid and continue to cook, till Pavakka Thoran is done.

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Neethu

i made the dish but it came out very bitter and then i tried adding some sugar to it. That made it tasty. My hubby loves this dish now. Thanks for posting !

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Reshmi H

Made simply .....Tastes great....

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rose

Great! nice naadan recipe.

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SJ

This is a very tasty recipe but less people dont try to make it often due to the bitterness. I feel if you add a little vinegar to the chopped pavakka and keep it for one hour in the refrigerator it reduces the bitterness. Adding 1 tsp sugar during the cooking also does the same.

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manju patole

To reduce the bitterness i would advise you to sprinkle salt when u chop the gourd n keep it aside for some time n then squeeze out the water n then add the rest of the ingredients in it n fry it..

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manju

it`s good.but what to do for bitterness.? could u please give some tips to reduce bitterness.

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priti balaji

This Receipe was very good. Authentic taste and easy to make.The bitterness of the bittergourd is totally taken off and we loved it.

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SAM

Excellent preparation. To reduce the bitterness, the Pavaka slices can be immersed in water for a couple of minutes before cooking. Wonderful vegetable dish enjoyed with rice.

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