Bitter Gourd/ Pavakkai Fry & Fenugreek Powder & Vote for My Recipe!

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Bitter Gourd/ Pavakkai Fry


Bitter gourd - 3 (cut into thin circles)
Onion -1 (finely chopped)
Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
Rice Flour – ½ tsp
Corn Flour – ½ tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - few
Salt – to taste
Cooking Oil

Cooking Instructions:

Marinate the bitter gourd with turmeric powder and required amount of salt and leave it for about half an hour. Squeeze out the water from the bitter gourd after an hour. It reduces the bitterness of the vegetable a little. Now mix chilly powder, corn flour and rice flour with bitter gourd and deep fry it in oil in batches.

Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and sauté it with mustard seeds. Add onion and curry leaves to it and fry until the onion becomes soft. Add fried bitter gourd pieces to this and fry for few minutes and serve with rice.

I tried out this recipe from queenspice and it is too good.

Fenugreek Powder / Vendhaya Podi


Fenugreek Seeds - 100gms

Preparation Method:

Dry roast the fenugreek seeds in a pan in a simmer flame until the seeds turns light brown and starts to smell well.Switch off the flame and let the fenugreek to cool for 5 minutes.

Add this in a mixie jar or in a food processor and grind it to a smooth powder. Open the lid of the jar and Let this powder to cool for few minutes. Store this powder in an air tight container.

Diabetes Patients can take half a teaspoon of this fenugreek powder daily either in the morning or evening hours. This will help them to reduce the sugar level well.

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Jayashree said...

Is this podi something that is mixed with rice and eaten????

Divya Kudua said...

Hi Srilekha..thank you for the wonderful comments on my blog!!Kudua is my surname.

SriLekha said...

thanks for stopping by my blog divya!

no jayshree, it should be taken in the raw form itself by diabetes patients!

smn said...

First time here and liked ur blog nice one.. This bittergoud looks yum

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

i love bittergourd.. this is a new way of doing it. i usually don't add onions to it. curry looks yummy.

SriLekha said...

thanks for stopping by my blog smn!

thanks mahimaa!

Yasmeen said...

Karela(bitter gourd) is indeed very healthy for diabetics.

Usha said...

Very nutritious and yum looking curry :-)

SriLekha said...

thanks yasmeen
thanks usha