Pavakka - Tomato curry

Bitter gourd & Tomato Curry

Ingredients:-
Pavakka/ Bitter Gourd   chopped – 1 cup
Tomato chopped – 1
Onion chopped – 1 medium
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Green chillies  chopped – 3-4
Ginger – a small piece
Garlic – 3-4 cloves
Thin coconut milk – 1 ½ cup
Salt to taste
Oil
Curry leaves
Dry  red chilies

How to make Pavakka – Tomato Charu curry
In a bowl put the chopped Pavakka/bitter gourd with 2 cups of water and squeeze the vegetable well and set aside. This would help reduce the bitter taste to some extent.
Pound Ginger and garlic in a mortar & pestle, or blender and set aside
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they pop up add dry red chilies and stir fry for 30 seconds
Now add chopped onion and curry leaves and sauté well for 4-5 minutes and add ginger and garlic, stir fry it for 3 minutes
Stir in the Pavakka/Bitter gourd pieces  and fry it for 7-8 minutes ,until they start to turn golden.
Add the chopped tomatoes , green chilies,turmeric powder and salt. Combine well and add the coconut milk.
Cook it covered on a low flame for 5-6 minutes. Uncover it and add a tsp of oil and simmer for a minute.Remove from fire and serve warm·Excellent with Rice.

49 comments:

Mathu said...

Luttappiii....

Hated Pavakka until I ate this. Nice simple dish which goes well with hot rice. Keep up the gud work...My tummy has space for more...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow - looks so yum... I am not a big fan of the bitter gourd though...

meeso said...

Looks and sounds lovely :)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Learnt a new way to cook pavakka.....yummy

Tina said...

Nice click dear....kothiyavunundu.....

Indrani said...

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priya said...

never tried anything with pavakka....this looks delicious!...must try this someday!

Ramya Bala said...

my DH is a big fan of pavakka :)nice recipe

Sushma Mallya said...

looks really delicious and love the pale yellow colour of the gravy...very nice sarah

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks delicious,loved the colour of the gravy too...

Anu said...

Looks delicious dear.. Never tried will try someday...

shanthi said...

So creamy and rich

Jaleela said...

Nice & simple

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AshKuku said...

Another method of making karela edible..... Yum & tasty...feel I get... Will try soon....

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

wonderful click!!!Curry looks very delicious..

Priya said...

Curry looks soo creamy never tried this combination yet..

Latha said...

Wow sounds intereting...a nice pavakka dish. My hubby loves pavakka, will try it sometime.Thanks for sharing.

kitchen queen said...

Nice delicious curry and lovely click.

Faiza Ali said...

Never tried making pavakka till now. Even if i do,then I will have to end up finishing the whole dish. Because my husband is a pure non-vegetarian. But your curry looks so creamy and tempting.

Babli said...

Tomato curry looks delicious and yummy.
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Shri said...

Looks real yummy Sarah!

Soma Pradhan said...

This is a diff recipe altogether..Got to try it out...

Aruna Manikandan said...

Lovely curry dear.
I love pavakkai but haven't tried out this version.
Thanks for sharing da

Nirmal said...

Honeykutty,
Thanks a million times for your recipes and directions.
The party turned out to be a big celebration.i gave a big publicity to your vazhayila :-) as well
everybdy just loved the kuttanadan fish fry.
fish curry was My personal favourite though.
hugs.

kitchen queen said...

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San!!! said...

Phenomenal curry sarah,healthy one too.The curry is thick n blended so well.

Rachel said...

As long as it isn't bitter I would love it :)

Sarah Naveen said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments..
I know evrybdy would have a confusion, as it would taste very bitter. But if u squeeze it by adding water..it will dfntly get rid of that bitter taste..

Sarah Naveen said...

Nirmal chechy.. I m so happy to hear that.what more do i want? [:)]..

Anupama said...

Very rich curry this is... never heard of using pavakka in this way... nice entry...

Gulmohar said...

Sounds like a great mix n match...new combo for me. Thanks for sharing :-)

Malar Gandhi said...

Love pavakka but hardly see them here.:( loved your curry sounds very different and unique.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Bittergroud is my favorite and just everything that's made with them..

my kitchen said...

Nice,never tried,must try

Akal's Saappadu said...

the curry looks delicious but I've never tried bitter gourd in curries; I crisp-fry them with onions and prawns, that way at least we'll manage to finish the dish :):):)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Your recipes are always adorable. Love this method to do pavakkai. Seems delicious...

Uma said...

gorgeous dish!! looks so yummy :)

Padma said...

Nice color of the gravy... looks yummm

Sangeetha Subhash said...

sadarana pavakka enikishtamilla but this looks thakarpan....athinte colour kandalariyam oru sambhavam thanne anennu.......choodu chorinte koode ilakki ilakki iyoo vishakunne.:)

Sarah Naveen said...

Sathyam...nalla choodu kuthari chorinte koode thanneya njan kazhichathu sangeetha ..hahhaha

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks so creamy! Nice picture!

Suparna said...

it's new to me and an unusual cobi too, love kerala cooking so since its vegan recipe shall make it some time I love bitter gourds :)

Nandini said...

Wow! Tomato curry! With pavakka! Nice and creamy and thick curry!

Padhu said...

Thank you Sarah for visiting my blog.Your pavaka tomato curry looks yummy!

LG said...

A very different curry indeed. Looks good :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

I luv bittergourd so will definitely try ur version. First time here and enjoyed the stay :)


Sharmilee
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Anonymous said...

Hello,
This is Zerin here from www.momster.me.
My dad loves kaypakka and he gets it whenever he finds fresh ones. So my fridge is never out of kaypakka and i am always searching ways to cook up those because I only know to cook it in 2 ways (upperi and theeyal). Thanks to you, I have found another way of cooking it. My dad liked it. So i guess i will be making it again.
Thank you.

Sarah Naveen said...

Hey Zerin..Thanks for stopping by Vazhayila!!I m so happy to hear that your dad like the curry...
My DH is also a pavakka crazy ,so i always try to make somthing new with it,..Hope to see you often in my space..
Take care from Sarah!!!

elizabeth said...

nice recipie... i tried it and it came out well.tasty curry for rice.the only difference is i used dried pavakka.

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