Pavaykka Thoran - Bitter Gourd Thoran
Pavaykka Thoran - Bitter Gourd Thoran

Paavaykka Thoran – Kerala style thoran preparation with bitter gourd.

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Pavaykka Thoran | Bitter Gourd Thoran

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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:

Ingredients

  • 1. Bitter Gourd (പാവയ്ക്ക) - 1 1/2 Cup - Chopped
  • 2. Onion - Chopped - 1/2 Cup
  • 3. Coconut - 1/2 Cup - Grated
  • 4. Green chilly - 1 No
  • 5. Curry leaves - 1 Spring
  • 6. Mustard seeds - 1/4 Teaspoon
  • 7. Dried red chilly - 2 Nos
  • 8. Salt
  • 9. Coconut oil - 1 Tablespon

Instructions

  • Mix ingredients 1 – 5 with hands and keep aside.
  • Meanwhile heat 1/2 tablespoon of oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add red chilly and fry for sometime.
  • Add the bitter gourd mixture with 1 tablespoon of water and cook the pan closed in low flame. Stir now and then.
  • When cooked, add 1/2 tablespoon of oil, mix well and switch off the flame.
  • Keep the pan covered at least for 5 minutes.

Notes

- If needed, add more onion and coconut to reduce the bitterness. - Some chopped raw mango also ca be added to reduce sourness. - I used light colored bitter gourd, not the dark greenish one.

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