Pavakkai pachadi with step by step pictures. Delicious bitter gourd pachadi taste amazing with curd rice or any kuzhambu.
I have seen mom using citron in a pachadi which we call as narthangai pachadi. She chops the skin as well in that. I decided to treat the bitter gourd just like it and make a sweet, sour and spicy pachadi. When i made it and tasted it, it was delicious. So yummy.
About this Recipe
Bitter gourd is another vegetable with numerous names. Bitter melon, bitter cucumber, balsam-pear, bitter apple, and bitter squash are all names for it. In India, this vegetable is known as karela, nigauri in Japan, goya in Okinawa, ampalaya in the Philippines, and ku-gua throughout China.
The Indian Bitter Gourd, also known as Karela in Hindi and Pavakka in Tamil, is one of the most bitter culinary vegetables and takes some getting used to.
It is high in soluble fibre and has a low glycemic index, which aids in blood sugar control. It is a good source of dietary fibre. Constipation and indigestion can be alleviated by consuming bitter gourd on a regular basis.
Bittergourd is known to prevent skin ailments such as psoriasis and fungal infections such as ringworm and athletes foot when consumed on a regular basis. Drinking bitter gourd juice is a natural way to cleanse the body.
Where did bitter gourd originate?
Bitter gourd, which originated in Africa and Asia, is now widely grown in India, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. East-West Seed has grown a semi- commercial crop into a major commercial crop in the tropical regions.
Ingredients for Pavakkai Pachadi Recipe :
Bitter Gourd :
Bitter gourd contains saponins and terpenoids, which are bioactive compounds. These compounds are responsible for the bitter taste of the vegetable, but they may also help diabetics lower their blood sugar levels.
Turmeric Powder :
The turmeric root is quite bitter, but has an almost citrusy taste, compared to the powder. Turmeric also has something of a sweet taste, and it is quite earthy. When you use the powder, you're unlikely to notice the texture unless you use a substantial amount, but it is somewhat gritty
Tamarinds flavour can range from sweet and sour to tangy and tart, depending on the other ingredients it is combined with. Sweet ingredients, such as sugar, can, for example, soften the sour tamarind flavours.
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Pavakkai Pachadi Recipe | Bitter Gourd Pachadi Recipe (Pavakka Pachadi)
- Bitter Gourd - 1 large deseeded sliced thinly
- Oil - 2 tblspn
- Salt to taste
- Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
- Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
- Tamarind - 1 large lemon size
- Jaggery - ¼ cupFor Seasoning:
- Gingelly Oil - 2 tblspn
- Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
- Dry Red Chilli - 2 broken into small pieces
- Soak tamarind in water. squeeze and extract all the juices.
- Heat oil in a pan, add in bitter gourd, salt and turmeric and saute till it is done and cooked down. It will take around 10 mins.
- Now add in chilli powder and mix well.
- Now add in tamarind juice and boil it for 5 mins.
- Add in jaggery and cook till thickened.
- Now make seasoning, heat oil and crackle mustard seeds and dry red chilli. pour this over the curry and mix well.
Pavakkai Pachadi Step by Step
|Take a bitter gourd, wash it well|