Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Midhi Pavakkai Curry/ Baby Bitter Gourd Curry


          Midhi Pavakkai/ Baby Bittergourd, this is another vegetable that I missed when I was in the US, but now that I am in India, enjoying it. They are added to sambars, but my favorite is this curry, once again my mother's recipe. This bitter gourd doesn't taste as bitter as the bigger variety, and when made it this way, tastes really good, I simply love it, try this simple and easy fry if you can find this vegetable..

Need To Have

  • Midhi Pavakkai - 2 cups
  • Onion - 1 medium, chopped
  • Red Chilly Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Fennel Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt - to taste

Method


          Trim the ends of the pavakkai, slice it slightly in the middle but not completely. Grind the fennel seeds and the onion.


          Take the pavakkai in a pan, add the ground onion, turmeric and chilly powders and salt, mix it well. Put it on the stove, add some oil and a little water ( about 1/4 cup), cover and cook till the vegetable becomes soft. Remove the lid, the water should have dried up, add some oil, reduce the heat, keep roasting till it turns brown color and looks roasted.


Note
Though the vegetable is roasted, it'll still be soft.
Goes very well with rice and dal.
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22 comments:

  1. I m not a fan of pavakai curry but then this one may be will land in my tummy

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  2. My mom also cooks this, yours looks nice with onion masala

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  3. I m missing this veggie a lot...Very tempting fry...love it ...

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  4. one of my fav veggie..your recipe looks fabulous and tempting

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  5. Delicious Pavakkai recipe Hema, I love it.

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  6. Cute baby bitter gourds..I used to get them in farmers market. Curry looks yummy Hema!

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  7. never cooked baby pavakkai before....
    satya
    http://chitty-boy.blogspot.com

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  8. Super tempting... Love to taste with Sambar rice...
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  9. Unique n flavorful dish,Hema..haven't tried baby bitter gourds:)

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  10. We don't get baby bitter-gourds here ....
    Will try it with cutting bitter-gourd in round shape :)
    Thanks for sharing the recipe !!
    ShrutiRasoi

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  11. Never heard of that vegetable...looks interesting!

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  12. I dont like pavakka. Hema the recipe looks gr8!! I luv the baby pavakka so cute. I dont get it too.

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  13. one of my fav veggie.. good for diabetic..

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  14. I miss these tiny cuties here, i want to have this curry..

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  15. Am seriously missing this cute pavakkai,looks tempting n healthy too...

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  16. OMG this my favorite item...i have not had this for long time...awesome...

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  17. Looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe.

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