Pavakka Thoran is a traditional Kerala style Bitter Gourd Curry cooked with lots of fresh coconut and in coconut oil for an authentic touch and flavour. Pavakka or Bitter Gourd is a characteristic veggie with a bitter flavor. While preparing Bittergourd 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. Usually kids do not favor the healthy dish due to the bitter flavor. This is one of the easiest of dishes that can be prepared in a jiffy with limited ingredients. Thoran can be prepared with many other veggetables like beans, carrot, cabbage too. It is sometimes served as one of the item in a Sadya meal. It is cooked dry and this yummy and healthy side dish can be relished with either rice or chapattis This 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 Thoran dish here.