Monday, June 25, 2012

Bitter Gourd Stir Fry | Pavakkai Poriyal

Bitter Gourd - 4 Numbers (Medium Size)
Onion - 1 Number (Large Size)
Grated Coconut - 2 Tbsp
Red Chili/Sambar powder - 1-2tsp
Red Chili - 1 No
Split Urad dhal and Chana dhal - 2tsp each
Mustard seeds - 1/4tsp
Oil,salt - As Required

  • Fry the thinly sliced bitter gourd till light golden brown (Drain with paper towel). 
  • Remove the excess oil from the pan.

  • In the same pan sizzle mustard, urad and chana dhal. 
  • Add chopped onions, whole chili, chili/sambar powder, salt cook till onion changes golden brow color. 
  • Finally add the fried pavakkai/bitter gourd and coconut, stir well.

  • Serve with any dhal/ rasam/curd rice.


  1. I tried making this bitter gourd fry here in Thailand and it turned out well Thanks for the recipe. Please post more recipes in this site so more Indians in Thailand can benefit. :)


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