Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bittergourd Pepper Fry

As bitter as it can be is a bittergourd. But then even that bitterness can be relished, when you have a little of a bitter dish along with other curries. If you are a person like me who likes to relish a bit of bitter bittergourd, then try this simple dish which is spiced up with black pepper powder.


4 medium size - Bittergourd, washed & chopped to small pieces
2 to 3 tsp - Black pepper powder
1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
10 big - Shallots Or 1 medium - Onion, diced
3 to 4 sprigs - Curry leaves
Salt to taste
Coconut oil


1 ) Heat oil in a big pan, simmer, then add pepper powder, turmeric powder and fry for a few seconds, taking care not to char. Then add curry leaves, shallots and fry till onion is lightly browned.

2 ) Add bittergourd pieces, salt to taste, add more oil if needed. Close with a tight lid and cook on low heat till the bittergourd is fully cooked. In between give a good stir.

Serve as a side dish with rice or roti.

Other bittergourd recipes you could try -

1 ) Kaipakka /Bittergourd Curry

2 ) Pavakka Pachadi

3 ) Pavakka pulli curry

4 ) Pavakka Thoran

5 ) Kaipakka / Pavakka Kondattam


Chitra said...

With pepper this is very new to me..i always make pitali.have bookmarked pachadi :)

Nags said...

i dont cook bitter gourd but recetnly made a thokku that i cant wait to post!

Happy cook said...

Love that colour of the dish. Looks beautiful.

Joshi said...

i had made the Bittergourd pepper fry with the only difference that i fried it really well so it taste g8:)

Homecooked said...

You make karela also sound so interesting :) Looks really good!