Sunday, November 29, 2015

Pavakka/Bitter gourd Kichadi

Pavakka Kichadi

Today's recipe is kichadi which is a yogurt based side dish served with rice. I have posted other versions of kichadi with beetroot and okra. Kichadi with pavakka/bitter gourd is tasty and easy to make. The best part is that it does not taste bitter. So if you find it difficult to eat bitter gourd, try making this simple kichadi. Kichadi is also an integral part of Onam and Vishu Sadhya.

Pavakka/bitter gourd-3
Green chilly-3 
Salt to taste

To make a paste
Coconut- 1/4 cup
Yogurt- 1 cup
Cumin- 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp

To temper
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
shallot- 1 
Red chilly- 2
Curry leaves

Cut bitter gourd into thin round slices . Heat half cup of oil in a pan and fry the bitter gourd in batches. Fry till crispy golden brown, and place on paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
Make a fine paste of coconut, cumin and mustard seeds.Mix well with yogurt , green chilly and salt.
 Add the fried veggie and mix well.Simmer this for a minute or two in low flame and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan add  mustard seeds and when it splutters add  sliced of shallot,red chilly and curry leaves. Fry this till crispy  and pour over the curry. Serve with rice. 

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. Never had this but love the combination of fried bitter gourd with yogurt. wonderful

  2. Lovely pachadi, very healthy and yummy

  3. Amazingly delicious.!!!
    Thanks for sharing such tasty recipe.!!

  4. it luks like a ings n method is different..over all luks healthy n tasty too.

  5. Never tried pavakkai in this way before.. But this looks really delicious


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