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.
- Bitter gourd - 500 grams (Medium sized or smaller ones)
- Big onions - 3
- Cumin seeds - 1 spoon
- Mustard - 1/4 spoon
- Black gram / Urad dal - 1/4 spoon
- Salt - As per taste
- Oil - 5 spoons
- 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!!
i love bitter guard. i cannot say no it :) looks excellent..ReplyDelete
Thank you Preethi, Even I can't say no to bitter gourd :)Delete
Thank you Shama :)Delete
yummy version..love this recipe..looks so temptingReplyDelete
Thank you Jay :) Try it and you will like it!!Delete
Yummy & healthy!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Shweta :)Delete
Thank you so much :)Delete
I love bitter gourd. Have not made it with onions.ReplyDelete
Try it Radha its so simple and delicious :)Delete
love bitter gourd in any form...poriyal sounds so yummy!!ReplyDelete
Yeah Sangeetha Love it :) Thank you..Delete
healthy and yummy poriyal....looks delicious :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Kavitha :)Delete
I made this before, yes it tastes really great.ReplyDelete
Yes Sonali it tastes awesome :)Delete
Never tried this way...must be yummy with lots of onions...will try and very healthy too...ReplyDelete
Yes dear it tastes good with onions, give a try sometime :)Delete
Healthy and delicious bitter gourd fry with just few ingredients!loved this preparation..ReplyDelete
Thank you Anjana ji :) Do try sometime :)Delete
Thank you Shanthi :)ReplyDelete
Healthy and delicious stir fry..My fav veggie.ReplyDelete
My favorite too :) Thank you Priya :)Delete
Nice recipe dear..totally different from my version..sounds really tasty!ReplyDelete
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Hi dear :) Thank you so much...Delete
Looks yummy and very tempting...ReplyDelete
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Addition of onions makes it delicious..Thank you do try sometime :)Delete
good one !ReplyDelete
Thank you Priya :)Delete
Yummy poriyal..I love karelas..ReplyDelete
Me too :) Thank you ji..Delete
It sounds strong enough to kill my stomach bacteria I've been fighting for years. Thanks for the tip, thangai :)ReplyDelete
Yeah akka its so strong enough to kill intestinal bacterias :) Try this and am sure you'll get rid of those germs..Delete
I like bitter gourd only when it's cooked deliciously. I guess adding so many onions will make it tasty.ReplyDelete
Your guess is right Anisha it is delicious with these onions :) Do try some time..Delete
Hi Dhivya ,ReplyDelete
I'm Punitha of
Your recipe looks delicious:)
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Hi Divya ,ReplyDelete
i love anything in bittergourd !!!
So nice!! Keep on Divya!!
Thank you dear Punitha :)Delete
Looks so delicious.ReplyDelete
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, SoniaReplyDelete
My hubbies favorite.. Looks nice... Thanks for stopping by. Happy to follow u back...ReplyDelete
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