Bitter gourd /pavakka moru curry is the Kerala style curry. It’s the nice side dish for rice. This is the combination of pavaikka, tomato and yogurt. For this curry you can add drumstick / muringakka. I have this recipe from my amma, it’s my grandma’s favorite curry for rice.
Bitter gourd contributes a healthy diet, and benefits your health due to its rich nutrient content. Pavaikka helps in increase digestive power of the body. Bitter gourd is a rich source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A. a serving of bitter gourd satisfies your entire daily need of Vitamin K. it decreases your risk of excessive bleeding and contributes to the integrity of your body.
Ingredients : Pavaikka moru curry
- Pavaikka 1 medium size
- Tomato 2
- Green chili 1
- Water 1 cup
- Curd ½ cup
- Grated coconut 1 cup
- Turmeric powder ¼ table spoon
- Salt to taste
- Curry leaves 2 springs
- Mustard seeds 1 tspn
- Oil 1 table spoon
Method of preparation : Pavaikka moru curry
Cut pavaikka / bitter gourd and tomato very nicely.
Then put in a pressure cooker, also add green chili, turmeric powder, water and salt. Then close the lid and wait for 5 whistles in high flame.
In this time we want to make coconut paste. In a blender add grated coconut and curd. Grind it well till coconut is very fine paste.
After the pressure settles open the lid and add coconut paste in it.
Again cook for 1 minute in high flame and 2 minutes in low flame. You can add water in this stage that depending on how much gravy that you want also check the salt. Then add 1 spring curry leaves in it.
Then remove in to a serving bowl, fry mustard seeds and curry leaves in hot and pour in to the curry. The tasty pavaikka / bitter gourd curry is ready to serve with rice.