Friday, April 24, 2009

Paavakka (Bitter Guard) Fry

Bitter guard is not always bitter. Why don't you try this one to prove it :)


Bitter Guard - 3 large
Oil - to fry
Roasted gram (pottu kadalai) - 2 tbsp
Red chillies - 2

Garlic - 4 pods
Salt - to taste


Grind red chillies, roasted gram, garlic and salt finely together and keep it aside. Now dice bitter guard into very small pieces and shallow fry it in oil. Onc
e it turns brown and crisp, take it out and dry it using a tissue. Now mix the ground powder and the fried bitter guard together. Done with paavakka fry. Its a very simple dish yet tasty.

This fry goes well with curd rice. Frying removes the bitter taste in it, so apdiye sapdalam :) kids will love it. Happy eating :)

Written by: Nithya
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Pavithra Elangovan said...

Bitter guard koora is looking great. I am big bitter guard fan so sure I love this dish.

Sandhya Iyer said...

Super di.. You can add a small piece of vellam while frying, it reduces the bitterness..

USA Trip said...

ahem! ahem! This tastes awesome. I have become a great fan of bittergaurd after making this...

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