Thursday, 14 June 2012

Bitter Gourd Stir fry / Pavakkai Poriyal

Bitter gourd, am sure many won't like to even hear this word! But try this recipe am sure you will like it. Bitter gourd has a natural power to kill worms and germs present in the stomach and intestine. Suitable for kids and adults too. But people who have a low sugar level must strictly avoid bitter gourd. This stir fry has lots of onions in it so it tastes very good. Goes well with sambar rice, rasam, curd and dal rice too. Or just take a handful of cooked rice add two spoons of this stir fry and just have it to get rid of the worms. I started loving this recipe when my mom forced me to have some, now I prepare it very often. But preparing it once in 15 days will be a good idea. 


INGREDIENTS
(Serves 4)

  1. Bitter gourd - 500 grams (Medium sized or smaller ones)
  2. Big onions - 3
  3. Cumin seeds - 1 spoon 
  4. Mustard - 1/4 spoon 
  5. Black gram / Urad dal - 1/4 spoon 
  6. Salt - As per taste 
  7. Oil - 5 spoons 

PREPARATION METHOD
  • Chop bitter gourd and onions into smaller pieces and set aside.
  • In a pan/wok add oil, after it heats up splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, then add urad dal and saute till it turns brownish.
  • Now add chopped onions and saute well till it turns brownish.
  • Then add the chopped bitter gourd and saute well, cook on low flame.
  • Add salt and stir well.
  • Stir frequently until the bitter gourd gets cooked well. It will change color when it gets cooked.
  • This may take up to 20 minutes.
  • After it gets cooked well remove from flame and serve.

TIP 1: Add more oil to get a good flavor, only then the stir fry will come out well.

TIP 2: Adding more onions increases the flavor, so add enough onions.

TIP 3: Stir frequently to avoid burning and always cook in low flame.

TIP 4: Use sunflower oil if possible.

Delicious and healthy Bitter Gourd Stir fry / Pavakkai Poriyal is now ready!! Serve with sambar rice or dal rice!! I love it with Fish gravy too!!

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46 comments:

  1. i love bitter guard. i cannot say no it :) looks excellent..

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    1. Thank you Preethi, Even I can't say no to bitter gourd :)

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  2. yummy version..love this recipe..looks so tempting
    Tasty Appetite

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    1. Thank you Jay :) Try it and you will like it!!

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  3. Yummy & healthy!!!
    http://shwetainthekitchen.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love bitter gourd. Have not made it with onions.

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    1. Try it Radha its so simple and delicious :)

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  5. love bitter gourd in any form...poriyal sounds so yummy!!

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    1. Yeah Sangeetha Love it :) Thank you..

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  6. healthy and yummy poriyal....looks delicious :)

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  7. I made this before, yes it tastes really great.

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  8. Never tried this way...must be yummy with lots of onions...will try and very healthy too...

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    1. Yes dear it tastes good with onions, give a try sometime :)

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  9. Healthy and delicious bitter gourd fry with just few ingredients!loved this preparation..

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    1. Thank you Anjana ji :) Do try sometime :)

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  10. Looks incredible and super tempting..

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  11. Healthy and delicious stir fry..My fav veggie.

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    1. My favorite too :) Thank you Priya :)

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  12. Nice recipe dear..totally different from my version..sounds really tasty!

    Cheers!
    Vani

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    1. Addition of onions makes it delicious..Thank you do try sometime :)

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  14. Yummy poriyal..I love karelas..

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  15. It sounds strong enough to kill my stomach bacteria I've been fighting for years. Thanks for the tip, thangai :)

    xoxo

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    1. Yeah akka its so strong enough to kill intestinal bacterias :) Try this and am sure you'll get rid of those germs..

      Hugs :)

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  16. I like bitter gourd only when it's cooked deliciously. I guess adding so many onions will make it tasty.

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    1. Your guess is right Anisha it is delicious with these onions :) Do try some time..

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  17. Hi Dhivya ,

    I'm Punitha of
    http://www.southindiafoodrecipes.blogspot.in
    Your recipe looks delicious:)
    Neat presentation..
    SORRY My Friends...
    Due to my internet problem i can't able to give frequent comments to all of my friends. Give me your support and i'll join with you after my net problem solved. Thank you for your comments and visits.Keep in touch with me Divya :)

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    1. Thank you Punitha your recipes are fantastic too.. I assure you of my 100% support.. :) Hope your internet problem gets solved soon :)

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  18. Hi Divya ,

    i love anything in bittergourd !!!

    So nice!! Keep on Divya!!

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  19. Hi there, Its always fun to see ur lovely recipes. And this one is looking amazing. I am so tempted to make it on my isle some day pretty soon. Enjoy your weekend. Thank you so much for stopping by my space and the warm words. Best Regards, Sonia

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  20. My hubbies favorite.. Looks nice... Thanks for stopping by. Happy to follow u back...

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  21. Loved it www.cookingatmayflower.blogspot.com

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