BitterGourd Fry

by priadesai
Spicy Bittergourd(Pavakka) fry without any bitterness
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Cuisine Andhra
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Bittergourd(Pavakka) - 5 to
  • Onions(or small ones 5 nos, big) - 3 nos
  • Garlic pods - 4 to
  • Dhalia(roasted) - 2 to
  • Dry coconut powder(or small pieces if it is whole) - 2 spoon
  • Salt(As reqd) -
  • Red chilly powder(As reqd) -
  • Cumin seeds(Jeerakam) - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder -
  • Oil(As reqd) -
Cuisine Andhra
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Bittergourd(Pavakka) - 5 to
  • Onions(or small ones 5 nos, big) - 3 nos
  • Garlic pods - 4 to
  • Dhalia(roasted) - 2 to
  • Dry coconut powder(or small pieces if it is whole) - 2 spoon
  • Salt(As reqd) -
  • Red chilly powder(As reqd) -
  • Cumin seeds(Jeerakam) - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder -
  • Oil(As reqd) -
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Instructions
  1. Scrape the bitter gourds, not completly, only superficially and then, cut them into round, thin pieces.
  2. Place them into a plate or bowl.
  3. Add turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Keep aside for 1 hr.
  4. Grind together garlic, dhalia, coconut, salt, red chilly powder, cumin seeds and turmeric powder.
  5. After an hour, mix the bitter grouds thoroughly, squeezing them in between.
  6. Take a few pieces and squeeze them till the water drains. Do it with all the pieces.
  7. Heat oil in a pan.
  8. Shallow fry or deep fry till the bitter gourd pieces become crispy enough.
  9. :- Fry only a few pieces at a time so that they get fried well.
  10. After all the pieces are fried, add the cut onions into the remaining oil.
  11. When the onions turn golden brown, add half the amount of the ground masala.
  12. Mix well.
  13. Add the fried bitter gourd pieces.
  14. Add the remaining masala and mix well.
  15. Simmer the stove, close the lid and cook for 5 - 10 mins.
  16. :- To get rid of the bitterness, squeeze the pieces well. It all depends on your hand work. I prepared it & it come out yummy. I would like to say that there will be a slight bitterness which is edible.
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