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Easy Bittergourd Fry/Pavakkai Fry

IMG_7203It is a very healthy and easy side dish which goes well as a side dish for rice. It takes only few minutes to prepare. Bitter gourds are very low in calories but has precious nutrients. It is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, and B3, C, magnesium, folate, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, and has high dietary fiber. It is rich in iron also. It also helps in lowering sugar levels and in treating blood disorders. It also helps to build our immune system. So it can eaten as fry or as curry or in any form as you like.

Preparation Time: 10minutes

Cooking Time: 15minutes

Ingredients:

  • Big Bitter gourd/Pavakkai -2
  • Big onion -2
  • Red Chilli -2
  • Mustard seeds/Kadugu -1tsp
  • Urad dal/Ulutha parupu -1tsp
  • Cumin seeds/Seerakam -1/2tsp
  • Salt -2tsp or as required
  • Oil -1tblsp+1tblsp or as required

Preparation:

  • Wash and chop bitter gourd into small pieces
  • Chop onion into small pieces

Procedure:

  • Wash and chop bitter gourd into small pieces
  • Pour oil in a pan
  • Put bitter gourd in it and fry till it becomes brown in color. Then take it separately in a plate and keep
  • Pour oil in the same pan
  • Then add mustard seeds
  • After it  crackles add red chilli, urad dal, cumin seeds and fry
  • Then add onions and fry till it becomes golden brown in color
  • Then add the fried bitter gourd and mix well
  • Then add salt and mix well
  • Easy Bitter gourd fry is now ready!!!

Step by Step Procedure:

Wash and chop bitter gourd into small pieces

IMG_7271Pour oil in a pan. Put bitter gourd in it and fry till it becomes brown in color. Then take it separately in a plate and keep

IMG_7272Pour oil in the same pan. Then add mustard seeds. After it crackles add red chilli, urad dal, cumin seeds and fry. Then add onions and fry till it becomes golden brown in color

IMG_7273Then add the fried bitter gourd and mix well

IMG_7274Then add salt and mix well. Easy Bitter gourd fry is now ready!!!

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