Baby Bitter Gourd Curry

Pavakkai full curry

pavakkai baby curry


Ivy gourd-250 gms

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Asafoetida/hing- 1pinch

Sambar powder-1 tsp

Salt to taste



For the Tempering/Tadka:

Mustard-1/4 tsp

Urad dal-1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp

Red chillies -4

Curry leaves



Preparation method:

  1. Wash ,pat dry and boil it in a salt water and keep it aside For the to cool.
  2. Heat the pan with oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, and red chillies and curry leaves.
  3. Once spluttered, add chopped onions and sauté it.
  4. Add the whole bitter gourd(not chopped) and fry it.
  5. Add turmeric powder, hing, sambar powder and salt.
  6. Sprinkle water, cover it and cook For the 15 mins in a low flame.
  7. Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves
  8. Serve it hot with raita or papad.