Classic Pavakkai Stir Fry Recipe (Bitter Gourd Fry)

Nithya Anantham
Classic Pavakkai Stir Fry Recipe (Bitter Gourd Fry)
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Bitter Gourd is known as Pavakkai in Tamil. Many people do not prefer eating it due to its bitter taste, however it is filled with nutrition. It has the lowest amount of sodium making it an excellent source to lower cholesterol. Also, it stimulates easy digestion and good for diabetics. This Classic Pavakkai Stir Fry Recipe is a simple to make side dish that you can have with parathas or steamed rice and dal tadka as a healthy lunch meal.

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Equipment Used: Pan


How to make Classic Pavakkai Stir Fry Recipe (Bitter Gourd Fry)

  1. To begin making the Classic Pavakkai Stir Fry, heat oil in a pan, add the mustard and cumin seeds and let it splutter.

  2. Now, add the thinly sliced bitter gourd roundels, turmeric, season with salt and mix well.

  3. Close it with a lid and let the bitter gourd cook well in its own juices for 10 minutes in low heat.

  4. Once the bitter gourd is well cooked, add the sambar powder, finely chopped green chillies and stir well.

  5. Cook the bitter gourd on low flame in an open pan for 15 minutes until it becomes crisp. Keep stirring occasionally in between.

  6. Switch off the flame and serve the Classic Pavakkai Stir Fry along with parathas or steamed rice and dal tadka.