Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pavarkaai Podi (Bittergourd Podi)


The first time I tasted this podi in one of our relatives place. When I asked them for the recipe, they said, it was store bought. But, it was like a home made stuff and I loved it. When we left, they gave me a pack of this podi. After we finished that pack, I prepared the podi at home and it turned out good.

Ingredients :

1. Pavarkaai / Bitter Gourd - 2
2. Yogurt - 1 tbs
3. Red Chilly - 2 or adjust to your taste
4. Cumin Seeds - 3/4 tsp
5. Coriander Seeds - 1/4 tsp
6. Urad Dhal - 1 tsp
7. Channa Dhal - 1/2 tsp
8. Tamarind - Small qty
9. Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
10. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
11. Mustard - 1 tsp
12. Oil - 1/2 tbs
13. Salt - Needed Qty




Procedure :

1. Wash, dry and grate the bitter gourds. (While grating, remove the seeds).
2. Squeeze the bitter gourd well. Spread it on a paper towel and leave it as such for 10 minutes.
3. Now, mix it with a table spoon of yogurt. Keep aside for 30 minutes. Then, squeeze well and keep aside.
4. Meanwhile, dry roast urad dhal, channa dhal, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, tamarind and red chilly. Transfer to mixer jar and let it cool.
5. Grind to a fine powder. Keep aside.
6. In a pan, add oil and splutter mustard. Add asafoetida and fry for a second.
7. Now, add the bitter gourd, turmeric powder and salt. Keep frying in low heat for about 15 minutes.
8. Add the ground powder and mix thoroughly. Keep it on a low flame for few minutes.
9. Cool and transfer to an air-tight container.
10. Serve over the hot rice with a dollop of ghee.

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34 comments:

Kairali sisters said...

This is a must try for me...The thought itself is making me droolll...

srividhya Ravikumar said...

very new recipe to me.. looks yummy..

மகி said...

tottaly nu recipe nithu! paakarkaayile podiya? kalakkareenga!:)

Satya said...

podi looks wonderful nitu ...i never knew we can make bitter gourd podi too ..sounds really interesting

Satya
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Ms.Chitchat said...

Sounds tasty,would definitely prepare it.

Shama Nagarajan said...

different one dear...yummy

harini-jaya said...

very interesting ...am unable o imagine the taste..shld give it a try

Suja Sugathan said...

That sounds awesome..a must try,thanks for sharing dear

Vasavi Suresh said...

Wow, that sounds tasty..

Roshan said...

this is a wonderful recipe for bittergourd.....

Jay said...

very interesting n innovative recipe...

Tasty Appetite

Chitra said...

Thank you for the recipe.

Soumya said...

wow...very different dish...looks delicious...will definitely try this soon...Thanks dear ...

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

innovative & healthy !! bookmarked this recipe..

Priya (elaichii) said...

Podi looks so tempting to be eaten with curd rice.

swapna said...

Sounds different..a new way of using bitter gourd.yummy!!

Padma said...

Nice healthy podi...

Priya Sreeram said...

i love pavakkai and this recipe is bookmarked! very interesting and healthy!

Latha said...

Love any kind of podi. This one is very healthy.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Healthy podi,thanks for sharing this interesting recipe nithu...

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Hi Nithu, hru doing???

Never heard or tried pavakka podi b4...healthy indeed! :D

Aparna Satheesh said...

Nice nithu,i like it,will try surely

Rekha shoban said...

healthy and interesting podi!

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Never heard of it before. Love to try. Thanks for sharing.

Priya said...

Healthy pavakka podi, thanks for sharing..

Biny Anoop said...

very new recipe to me.....never tot v cud make this of bitter gourd...Can we have it with idli and dosas.
Biny

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Podi with pavakkai is something new to me! Sounds good Nithu!

Akila said...

wow.. really very new to me... my father loves pavakkai in all format... so will definitely give a try... bookmarked...

Madhu said...

A must try looks like! Loved this recipe.

Aparna S Mallya said...

This is new to me. I never liked bittergourd so never tried cooking it.

Jaleela Kamal said...

nice podi nithu , most useful for diabetic cure

ஜெய்லானி said...

இந்த பாவக்கா பொடி கசக்குமா..? :-))

Fathima said...

never had this... sounds really interesting!

shanthi babu said...

very nice recepie... must give a try...