Pavakka (Bitter gourd) Thoran

Pavakka thoran

Ingredients (Serves 4 – 5)

1. Pavakka / bitter gourd – 1 large, finely chopped

2.  Grated coconut – 1 cup

     Onion – 1/2 cup, finely chopped

     Green chilies – 2, diagonally sliced

     Curry leaves – A few

3. Coconut oil – 1 tbsp

     Mustard seeds – 3/4 tsp

     Dried red chilies – 2, broken

4. Salt – To taste

Method

1. Combine chopped bitter gourd with all the ingredients numbered 2.

2. Heat a cheena chatti at medium heat. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dry red chilies. Add bitter gourd mixture and enough salt. Sprinkle little water. Cover and cook  at low heat stirring occasionally until the bitter gourd is done and the thoran is dry, about 12 – 15 minutes. Serve with rice and other side-dishes.

 

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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