Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pavakkai Poriyal | Bitter gourd fry | Karela Fry

Easy diabetic friendly recipe
Pavakkai Recipe | Bitter gourd fry | Pavakkai poriyal


  • Bitter gourd - 3 numbers ,Chopped
  • Onion -  1 numbers , chopped
  • Oil- 2 table spoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tea spoon
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tea spoon
  • Salt - to taste
  • Sambar powder - 1 tea spoon ( Red Chilli Powder Can also be used )
  • Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
  • Curd - 1/4  cup, beaten  ( Click here for the recipe )


In a heavy bottom pan heat one table spoon  oil, add the mustard seeds and allow it to crackle.Now add urad dal and fry till it turns brown.Add the chopped onions and cook till it becomes soft.

Add the chopped bitter-gourd ( Pavakkai ) , salt, sambar powder,turmeric powder and beaten curd and  mix .

Mix well and allow it to cook till it becomes soft .

Now put it in medium flame and add one table spoon  of oil and allow it to get roasted in oil. Cook till it turns golden brown color .
Pavakkai Recipe
Bitter gourd  Recipe / Bitter gourd fry / Pavakkai poriyal
Serve hot with rice after it turns brown in colour.

Check out the Tomato Bitter Gourd fry Recipe here , also Check out the Pavakkai ( Bitter Gourd ) Dal Recipe here  . Also Check out my other list of poiyal  ( Side dishes ) recipes here .

Notes :

  • Yogurt could be substituted with water , if you do not want to use yogurt .

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