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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Pavakka (Bitter Gourd) Thoran - Kerala Style


          
          This is a traditional Kerala style Bitter Gourd Curry cooked with lots of fresh coconut and in coconut oil for an authentic touch and flavour. Thoran can be prepared with many other veggies too. It is sometimes served as one of the item in a Sadya meal. It is cooked dry and this yummy and healthy side dish can be relished with either rice or chapattis. So check for a step by step guide with pictures to prepare it.










  • 2 medium size bitter gourd, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. mustard seed
  • 1-2 dry red chilies
  • 1-2 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut





         Add 1 tsp. salt to the bitter gourd and keep aside for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse well and squeeze out all the water. Keep aside.

          Heat oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds, red chilies and curry leaves. After it stops spluttering, add the bitter gourd, onion, garlic, salt and turmeric powder.

          Fry on a medium flame till almost done. Add the coconut and continue to fry till the coconut turns brown in colour. Switch off the flame and serve as a side dish with rice or chapattis.




                      Add 1 tsp. salt to the bitter gourd and keep aside for 10-15 minutes. Then 
                       rinse well and squeeze out all the water. Keep aside.



                    Heat oil in a pan & temper with mustard seeds, red chilies & curry leaves. 



                   After it stops spluttering, add bitter gourd, onion, garlic, salt & turmeric powder.



                   Fry on a medium flame till almost done. Add the coconut and continue to fry 
                   till the coconut turns brown in colour. 



                          Switch off the flame and serve as a side dish with rice or chapattis.












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