Monday, April 12, 2010

Kaipakka /Pavakka Kitchadi

As we are getting ready for Vishu which marks the beginning of a new year in Kerala, we are adding some more recipes to our sadya collection. Though bitter gourd is not a friendly dish to many palettes, this recipe is definitely worth trying. We also have another variation made with okra/vendakka.

Prep time
: 15-20 mins
Ingredients

Bitter gourd/Chinese Bitter melon: 1
Green Chilies (chopped): 2
Ginger: 1/2 teaspoon
Grated Coconut: 1/4 cup
Curd: 1/2 cup
Mustard: 2 teaspoons
Dried Red chilies: 2-3
Curry Leaves: 1 sprig
Oil to fry

Finely chop the bitter gourd and green chillies. Heat enough oil to deep fry the chopped bitter gourd along with the chillies. When its almost brown take it off from the oil and keep aside.

Grind grated coconut, ginger and mustard seeds to a fine paste. Mix the curd to this paste. Give one final run in the mixer if you want. Add the fried bitter gourd to this and nicely mix. For seasoning heat some oil, splutter mustard seeds, curry leaves and dried red chillies. Add the seasoning to the curd mix and keep it on low heat for exactly 2 minutes.


26 comments:

  1. This recipe looks interesting.. Am gonna this week end..Gudos!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Kichadi is our fav..and that too with pavakka..we love it dears...

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  3. Pavakka is my husbands fav. I have never eaten this before. This is a must try for me. I will make this weekend and let you know dears. Nice click too.
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  4. wow!looks creamy and tempting dish....Advance happy vishu to both of u!

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  5. This is a perfect treat for hot summer....soooooooooo tempting...thanks dear for sharing.

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  6. Wow such a delicious and prefect dish...Happy vishu to u and ur family..

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  7. Oh .. this is very new to me ! Never prepared such a dish with curd n coconut, would surely give it a try.

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  8. we used to call it as pavakkai pachadi ..nice recipe

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  9. nice to see you girls after a long time..
    kichadi looks delectable

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  10. Advanced Vishu Ashamsakal ...The kichdi looks perfect 4 the Vishu Sadya :)

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  11. wow I am loving all these festival recipes.Simply devine.

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  12. anthologizing prepare with bittergroud goes to my fav list..looks fabulously mouth-watering:)

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  13. Simply superb...loved the clicks.

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  14. Yummy dish..very nicely clicked too..

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  15. This is truly new to me,never tasted bitter gourd except in juicy form.Creative n a healthy dish .Perfect pics.

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  16. I love anything with pavakka..This looks absolutely delicious! Happy vishu in advance..

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  17. Wow.. never tried anything like this before, love this recipe and pavakka is my fav vegie:) all your pics are soo awesome.

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  18. Wow , Yum . My favorite.

    Pic looks heavenly

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  19. This is so good but it's quite new to me, great pic too...

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  20. lovely and innovative and yum dish.

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  21. Love this dish! With the mustard we call it a pacchadi.

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  22. Pachadi with bittergourd is new to me...looks very tasty ...thanks for sharing this healthy dish :)

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  23. hey I was going through all your recipes on the veg series!, this is really good, I am going to try this out soon, thanks for sharing

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