Bitter Gourd Chutney

by MiaVarghese
Bitter gourd chutney is a nutritional recipe that goes well with rice. Bitter gourd, also known as Pavakka, is recommended in the treatment of blood disorders and diabetics.
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Bitter gourd(small, Pavakka) - 1 no
  • Tamarind(a small piece, Puli) -
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilly powder - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida powder(Kayam) - 1/2 tsp
  • Gingely oil(Nallenna) - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek(Uluva) - 1/4 tsp
  • Split urad dal(Uzhunnu Parippu) - 1/2 tbsp
  • Dry red chillies(cut in halves) - 3 nos
  • Vinegar(As reqd) -
  • Salt(As reqd) -
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Bitter gourd(small, Pavakka) - 1 no
  • Tamarind(a small piece, Puli) -
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilly powder - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida powder(Kayam) - 1/2 tsp
  • Gingely oil(Nallenna) - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek(Uluva) - 1/4 tsp
  • Split urad dal(Uzhunnu Parippu) - 1/2 tbsp
  • Dry red chillies(cut in halves) - 3 nos
  • Vinegar(As reqd) -
  • Salt(As reqd) -
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Instructions
  1. Wash well the bitter gourd and wipe dry with a cloth.
  2. Chop the bitter gourd into small pieces and add required vinegar. Keep aside for an hour.
  3. Remove the bitter gourd pieces from vinegar. Add turmeric powder and required salt. Cover with a lid and cook in low heat until the pavakka pieces are done.
  4. Grind the cooked bitter gourd pieces with tamarind to a fine paste. Do not add water for grinding.
  5. Heat nallenna in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and fenugreek.
  6. Add urad dal and fry for a few seconds until golden in color.
  7. Lower the heat and fry dry red chillies and chilly powder.
  8. Immediately add the bitter gourd mixture and fry until oil accumulates on top.
  9. Add required sugar, salt, fenugreek powder and mix well. Remove from fire.
  10. Highly nutritious bitter gourd chutney is ready and store in a glass bottle for storage purpose.
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