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

Method

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.

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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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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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