Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pavakkai Kichadi/Bitter guard Kichadi

If you are a bitter guard fan like me ,you will love this kichadi. It is easy to make and tastes delicious.This kichadi goes very well with rice.


Pavakkai/Bitter guard-1

To make a paste:

Grated fresh Coconut-1 cup
Green chillies-2-4 nos
Yogurt-6 tbs

For seasoning:

Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Red chillies-3
Curry Leaves-a few
Coconut oil-3 tsp

Oil-to fry the bitter guard


Cut the bitter guard into thin round slices.Deep fry them in oil until they are light brown.Drain and set aside.

Grind the coconut,green chillies and yogurt into a smooth thick paste.

In a pan add the mustard seeds,red chillies,curry leaves and oil.When mustard seed sputters add it to the coconut paste along with the fried bitter guard .Mix well .

If the coconut paste is too thick add some more yogurt .


Priya Sriram said...

Hi Dhanya,

Great to see you after a very long time! :) :)

Kichadi looks very yummy.. I haven't tried bitterguard with anything, but surely it looks tempting here. :)

Priya said...

Wow havent had bitter gourd long back, looks prefect for me..

Tina said...

Kazhikkan thonunnundu..Delicious and lovely dish.

Rohini said...

OMG...I run at the sight of Bitter gourd...But somehow yours look appealing..! I wont promise that I'll try, but sure can attempt! ;)

Akal's Saappadu said...

this recipe sounds healthy & refreshing!! we don't get bittergourd nearby here :(

Gita said...

I too love bittergourd...I try to make it at least once a week....this pachadi sounds very interesting...I like the ground paste used here...must have been very flavorful :)

shanthi said...

Love to have it with curd rice. This is different.

Kumudha said...

I love pavakai, this dish looks so beautiful!

I often make pavakai gravy, this is a new recipe for me...

Gulmohar said...

my fav kichadi..delicious..:-)

Parita said...

I can never have bittergourd in any form, trust me i have tried but failed :(

Anonymous said... veg I have never tried inspite of all the scoldings is bitter gourd :) Maybe when I visit you, you can make for me ;)

Haddock said...

Love bitter gourd