Monday, July 26, 2010

Pavakka Kichadi/Bittergourd in Yogurt

When I shared the  Pachadi recipe, I mentioned that there were some confusion about these Pachadi and Kichadi dishes. Both dishes are served in kerala feast.Whenever I prepared the pachadi, I always ask myself that is this kichadi? or pachadi?.. Somehow my hus given some solution( answer ) for this confused question. If you are using Mustard seed and Grated Coconut in the mixture, it is called as Pachadi, if not, it will be "Kichadi". Pachadi is usually preparing with Pumpkin, Plantain (Ethakaya) and Pineapple etc (Some of them use mango & grapes as well). You can use any veggie/ fruit of your choice but those I mentioned above are the commonly used one. Pachadi is prepared with the blend of coconut, jeera, Mustard and yogurt. For kichadi recipe we are not using the mustard as a main ingredient with the mix(as mentioned above). But some part of kerela this variation is also  known as Pachadi.
Today i am going to share with you the the Pavakka(Karela) Kichadi(Bitter-gourd in Yogurt ). Anyway do not confuse about the name. Usually we use Okra and beetroot for this kichadi preparation. There is not need to write more abt the nutritional factor of this great veggitable, right? However, frankly speaking I don't like this vegetable because of its bitterness but my hus is a die-hard fan of this veggie, love  to have any dish with this vegetable. So this one is a must buy item in my shopping list and also i used to make the theeyal, stir fry (mezhukku puratti)and this kichadi. If you are a "pavakka-hater" like me just try this dish, fried pavakka won’t have that much bitterness as the fresh one and you can also enjoy eating this kichadi. Sometimes we have to have such hatred dishes for healthy benefits. Whenever I avoid this vegetable my father used to say if you are not having this dish now,  you would need to drink its juice in future (Its juice is good medicine to lower Diabetes) . Nowadays my hus used to say the same. I am really scared of this diabetics so really having this bitter healthy pavakka.Anyway this kichadi is really a delicious and healthy one..Best combo with Rice and Thoran.
Ingredients
Bitter gourd/Bitter Melon: 1 no
Oil: for frying
Green chili: 1 no
Curd: 1/2 cup
Water: for diluting the curd
Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
Salt: to taste
For seasoning
Oil: 1 tsp
Mustard seed: 1/2 tsp

Red Chili: 2 no
Curry leaves: 1 sprig
Preparation
  • Cut the bitter gourd into thin round shaped pieces.Chop the green chilies
  • Marinate the bitter-gourd pieces and green chili with salt and turmeric powder
  • Dilute the curd by adding enough water
Procedure
  • Heat oil in a pan.Deep fry the bitter-gourd pieces.Transfer the fried bitter gourd pieces into kitchen tissue(u can avoid excess oil in it)
  • Add the fried pieces into the curd and mix well.Add salt as required.
  • Heat oil in a pan..Add mustard seed ,once it started spluttering add the red chili and curry leaves.
  • Add the curd pavakkaya mix into the seasoning.Just heat for 30  seconds.Add salt as required
The delicious Pavakkaya Kichadi is ready to serve..
Cook’s Tip
  • Do not cut the pavakkaya into very thick,then it will take more oil and more time to get it fried.
  • Do not over heat the curd bittergourd mix.

70 Said:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, very new recipe Prani, love the pic :)

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Love all pachadis/kichadis.Great with kerala rice,yummy:)

Swathi said...

Pavakka kichadi looks good Rani. I love them. I grind little cooconut, mustard seeds and green chilies. This version i have to try some time.

Rumana Rawat said...

Wow!!! looks so colorful and delicious:)

Satya said...

wow looks so delicious ...though i am not a big fan of karela but my hubby is exactly opposite to me he love it ..i will surely try this for him

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Sanjeeta kk said...

A treat for karela lovers, and a most try for me.

ganga said...

superb dear....

PranisKitchen said...

Priya Sree Swathi rumana sathya sanjeeta ganga thanks for the comments dear frnds

VineelaSiva said...

Prani its new to me and i love karela will give a try.

jeyashrisuresh said...

nice and deicious pachadi. very new recipe to me

Hamaree Rasoi said...

My MIL loves this pachadi. Though I'm not a great fan of bittergourd. Sure I can please my MIL with this:-)

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Hari Chandana said...

very nice recipe.. looks perfect and yummmm... neat and cute clicks !!

srividhya Ravikumar said...

interesting recipe prani... delicious..

ganga said...

kurachu divasam naattil poyirunnu prani....pinne vava laoptop cheethayakki.....

Krishnaveni said...

yummy yum recipe Prani, really a nice one, so beautiful becox i love bitter gourd, superb

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Very yummy kichadi dear though I'm the only in the house love pavakka..

Priya said...

Love bittergourd as anything, but never tried them this way, sounds interesting,thanks for sharing dear..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

pavakkai pachadi luks delicious,very unique recipe...

AvanthiRao said...

a very new recipe :)

Pari said...

Surely a treat for bittergourd lovers.

BeenaShylesh said...

delisious dear...

♥Aps♥ said...

I never knew of this dish at all luks so inviting :)

Uma said...

nice bittergourd recipe.. interesting and new!

Nat said...

Looks delicious from the picture, it should also taste so!

Weight Loss Plans said...

I have never had bitter gourd, not sure if it is something my farmer's market will carry, have to have a look this week when I go veggie shopping. Would there be an alternate gourd if I can't find?

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

an interesting recipe, and it look great!

Nithu Bala said...

Interesting..have never tried this..looks so yum..

Suja Sugathan said...

Looks so delicious..love pavakka and this is my most favorite pavakka recipe.

Vrinda said...

My fav pachadi...looks yummm

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

I love pavakka kichadi...looks yummy

Deepti said...

This recipe is new to me but luks gr8.

Guna's kitchen said...

vry intreating dish prani... luks delicious , creamy and nice color... loved it... wil try dis...

Mary said...

Your recipe has great color and I'm sure, at your hands, is delicious. I'm not very good at bitter melon so I envy those who can make something delicious from it. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Simply love bitter gourd..But never used it this way..Sounds interesting..

Sushma Mallya said...

Thats very interesting, really nice one...

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aipi said...

totally new 2 me.. looks delish n interesting

Kamalika said...

its a new dish to me....was not very sure will ever make it or not....but looks very tempting....

Tes said...

Wow it sounds great! When I go to Kerala again I have to show off this recipe :)

Yummy Team said...

This is one of my most favourite dishes..Looks tempting and yum!!

Shriya said...

Wow!! i am drooling here. Must be delicious.

Suman Singh said...

this recipe sounds very new to me, karela and curd together..mm..very interesting..

Kairali sisters said...

One among our fav..Pavvaka ethu formilum ishtanu evide ...

Aparna S Mallya said...

I'm always apprehensive to cook bittergourd. This recipe looks nice and delicious.

PranisKitchen said...

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sowmya's creative saga said...

sounds new and yumm..

Angie's Recipes said...

Looks very colourful and yummy!

Simply Life said...

very nice recipe!

Preeti Kashyap said...

Lovely so refreshing and yummy! Perfect for summer!

PranisKitchen said...

soumya angie simply life preeti thanks for the lovely comments..

Vasavi Suresh said...

Your recipe looks awesome. As such I wont eat bitter guard at all but my hub would love this. He's a great fan of bitter guard.

divya said...

Wow!!! looks so colorful and delicious:)

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Nisha said...

I love all pachadi and kichadis. Your version sounds yum too.

Babli said...

New, innovative and unique recipe. Looks delicious and mouth watering. I am very much fond of kichadi and shall try your wonderful recipe.

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arthi said...

wow!! very much new to me. Thanks for sharing :)

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PranisKitchen said...

vasavi divya nisha babli arti thanks for the lovely comments dear frnds..
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Sridevi said...

Hi Rani,

I am fine here...Your kichadi looks awesome...Good to know about the difference between pachadi and kitchadi.

An Open Book said...

Wow that with some rice would be bliss...

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Oh my version of pachadi and kichadi is just the opposite without coocnut pachadi and with kichadi...[:)]...
looks so yummy
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PranisKitchen said...

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Daniel - TheTeenCook said...

Looks like a very nice recipe.

Yum!

PranisKitchen said...

thanks daniel

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