Pavakka (Bitter gourd) Vattal Kichadi
Do you guys have pavakka vattal at home? I will share an easy peasy kichadi recipe using pavakka vattal. This is a very easy and quick fix for rice. Just crush the deep fried pavakka vattal along with mulaku vattal and mix with yoghurt. Thats it! Hope you will give this a try sometime..
Pavakka vattal – 50 gm or 1/2 – 3/4 cup
Mulaku vattal – 2 or to taste
Yoghurt – 1/2 cup or as required
Salt – To taste
Coconut oil – 1.5 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
Dry red chilly – 1
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Oil – To deep-fry
1. Deep fry the pavakka vattal and mulaku vattal. Drain on to a paper towel and set aside to cool. Crush them in a mixer. Transfer the ground mixture to a bowl. Stir in the yoghurt. Mix well and check for salt.
2. In a small pan, heat oil. Splutter mustards and fry dry red chillies and curry leaves. Pour over the kichadi. Serve with rice.
To make pavakka vattal, slice the pavakka into medium-sized rounds. Mix with salt. Spread them on a newspaper sheet or plastic sheet and dry in the sun.