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Pavakka Inji Achar/ Bitter gourd Ginger Pickle

Pavakka Inji Achar/ Bitter gourd Ginger Pickle

Those who love pickle will surely find this recipe interesting. It is a bitter gourd and ginger pickle. The flavor of ginger,the slight bitterness of the bitter gourd and a little sweetness from jaggery will surely make this a hit..give this recipe a try...


Bitter gourd sliced- 2 cup
Ginger thinly sliced- 3/4 cup
Garlic cloves-8
Green Chilly- 4
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder- 2 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek powder- 3/4 tsp
Asafoetida- 1/2 tsp
Vinegar- 3 tbs
Oil- 1/3 cup
Jaggery powdered- 2 tbs
Curry leaves-2 springs

Cut bitter gourd into thin slices and mix in turmeric powder and tsp of salt and keep aside for one hour. After one hour squeeze out the excess water and keep aside.
Slice ginger into thin strips and keep aside. Heat 1/3 cup of oil in a pan and add ginger and fry till it is golden brown and slightly crispy. Add the bitter gourd and saute till it becomes soft. Drain both ginger and bitter gourd and keep aside.
In the same oil add mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Next add garlic, chilly, curry leaves and fry for a minute. Keep the flame low and add the powders along with salt and when a slight roasted flavor comes add the fried bitter gourd, ginger and jaggery and mix well.Switch off the flame and add vinegar and allow to cool off completely . Store in air tight jars.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy.


  1. Suja , I am a big karela lover but never had it in the pickle form and your pics are making me drool :)

  2. VEry new recipe and innovative ..... Healthy pickle .... Thanks for sharing ....

  3. Adipoli achar onam thinu achar unnu undakila njan.

  4. delicious looking pickle wonderfully done

  5. You have made a delicious looking karela achar. Thanks for sharing this unique recipe.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. That's looks so perfect ....nice colour

  7. Wow..unbeatable pickle.I loved the combo and presentation.Will try this Suja.Thanks.

  8. I love bitter gourd this pickle looks delicious.

  9. Awesome combination..looks tongue tickling

  10. Wow too good..with bittergourd too good..

  11. wow tempting pickle and healthy too...luks delicious...

  12. FIngerlicking achar,looks wonderful..

  13. I like experimenting with pavakkai...this looks delicious...will try it out

  14. lovely recipe of pavakka pickle..fingerlicking one!!!!!!!

  15. seriously mouth watering. my favorite combination too. wud love to have with curd rice immediately.


  16. yummy pickle...

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  17. Pickle with karela..Simply superb:)

  18. Wow..This pickle looks finger licking good!! Irresistible :))
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  19. Vow, I am searching for this pickel from long back, loved your version, bookmarked it.

  20. Never had a karela pickle.....Looks so yum

  21. photo kandittu kothi akunnu superb click

  22. Very new to me.. Bookmarked it..

  23. loved that wonderful combination

  24. Delicious pickle. Nice tempting. A very happy Onam to you and family.

  25. looks so the taste..

  26. Simply mouthwatering! perfect for hot parathas...

  27. nice and lovely presented pickle...i never prepared pickle from bittergourd..must b very yummy..

  28. Mouth watering pickle looks picture perfect.

  29. By reading the recipe makes me want to taste the now, tempting!

  30. This sounds like a tangy and yummy achaar :D Yumm

  31. Awesome combination..looks tongue tickling

  32. My first visit to your blog... Its great... Have become your follower too... The pickle looks delicious..

  33. Wishing u n ur family a very Happy Onam..achar looks superb,adipoli combo, kothiyavunu Suja :)

  34. hi suja, wow ! for those like me, who love pickles will surely like your bitter gourd ginger recipe- i can tell from the color..yum yum
    i think this will make a great appetizer with rice

  35. This is a new recipe...thanks for sharing

    First time here...nice blog, following you now

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  36. Happy Onam !! There are some cute triple awards waiting for you at my space, pls collect them dear..:-)

  37. My hubby would love this,nice pickle recipe!

  38. Suja, my mouth is watering :) Super post!!!

  39. wow..yum yum....kurachu kanjiyum koode undengil kushaalaayi....

  40. I'm going to try this one soon . Loved it

  41. Thanks all for the sweet comments:)


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