Fried Pavakka Kichadi – Sadya Style

Pavakka kichadi

Fried Pavakka Kichadi Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 5 – 6)

1. Pavakka / bitter gourd – 3 medium, thinly sliced

Green chilies – 4 – 5, diagonally sliced

2. Grated coconut – 1/2 cup

Mustard seeds – 1/8 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/8 tsp

Yoghurt – 1/4 cup + 3/4 cup

3. Salt – To taste

Oil – to deep fry

4. Coconut oil – 2 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Dried red chilly – 1, broken

Curry leaves – A few


1. Grind the coconut along with 1/8 tsp mustard seeds, 1/8 tsp cumin seeds and 1/4 cup yoghurt to a fine paste. Set aside.

2. Deep-fry the bitter gourd slices and green chilies stirring occasionally until browned, about 10 – 15 minutes over medium-high heat. Remove to a paper towel.

3. Transfer the fried bitter gourd into a bowl and crush slightly. Add the ground paste, little salt,  3/4 cup yoghurt and mix well. Taste-check for salt.

4. Heat coconut oil in a small pan. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dry red chilly and curry leaves. Pour over the bitter gourd mixture.  Mix well. Serve with rice.



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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