Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Moru moru Pavakkai Varuval (Crispy Bitterguard fry) (Crispy Karela fry)

Some people love Pavakkai (bitterguard/karela) and most does not. In my childhood days, my mother used to cook it as a curry but i never touch it as it will have more bitterness. But in my college days, my friend zhagazhi, used to cook and bring it and i never feel the bitter taste in it and it will be delicious. From that time onwards i started eating and loving the pavakkai...

Since i have understood the goodness and nutritious value in that, i want my kids to eat it and i try it in different varieties to remove its bitterness. Now my kid love to eat it, when i do the pavakkai fry...

  • Pavakkai/Bitterguard/Karela - 1/4 kg
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1.5 tsp ( can be adjusted according to your taste)
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Besan - 1 stp
  • Corn flour - 1.5 tsp
  • Rice flour - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt as needed
  • Vinegar - 1/2 tsp ( or lemon juice)
  • Ajinamoto - a pinch
  • Curry leaves for garnishing
  • Oil for frying

  • Mix all the ingredients except curry leaves and oil.
  • If you need water, slightly sprinkle on it.
  • Allow to marinate for about an hour.
  • Fry in oil in small batches. (the oil must be very hot)
  • Fry the curry leaves in the same oil and garnish the bitterguard fry
  • Serve hot.

[ Note: The masala's used to remove most of the bitterness in the pavakkai(karela), but if need to remove it fully, 1 tsp of jaggery can be added during marination. I didnt do like that since my kid eat it as it is].

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17 lovely comments:


Very new recipe and lovely looking :)


My hubby loves this,he eats bitter gourd only in this way... :) Sounds good!

Rumana Rawat

This is my fav dish and i love this version too:)


Thanks for sending them....perfect entry .Could u pls send me an email givnig the details as well


lovely..i like this version


very new dish for to try


Menaga Sathia

my favourite super snacks...


Yum!! Looks so inviting..liked ur version.

Guna's kitchen

very intreting fry.. luks deliicous and crispy.. love to try dis.. thnx 4 sharing..

Guna's kitchen

akila i send u a post for dis event,, did u get it...added u to my blogger friends list

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes)

very lovely bittergourd crisps....craving for fav

Aparna S Mallya

Nice presentation. Looks crispy and tasty!


bitter gourd is my fav, delicious


Looks crunchy and yummy..

Swanavalli Suresh

Nice crispy Bittergourd chips. Love it. Good presentation.


flavourful looks delicious


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