Its a typical Kerala dish which our old grandmothers used to prepare and serve with boiled rice.

Ingredients of Pavakka Puli Curry

  • 150 gms Bitter Gourd 
  • 4 onion (sliced)
  • 1 Green chilli (sliced)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • Tamarind (soaked in 2-3 tbsp warm water)
  • 1 Onion (sliced)
  • 1 Green chilli sliced
  • 1 tsp Sliced ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel powder
  • 1 cup Medium thick coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Thick coconut milk
  • For tempering
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 4 onion (sliced)
  • 2 Dry red chilli
  • Salt
  • Curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil

How to Make Pavakka Puli Curry

  • Add salt to the cleaned and sliced pavakka and gently massage.
  • Add sliced small onion, green chilli, turmeric powder, kashmiri chilli powder,  coriander powder and tamarind pulp. Marinate for 15 mins.
  • Heat coconut oil in a pan.
  • Add sliced onion, sliced green chilli, sliced ginger and curry leaves. Cook till onion browns.
  • Add turmeric powder, fennel powder, kashmiri chilli powder, coriander powder.
  • Mix well and cook for 5 mins.
  • Add marinated pavakka pieces.
  • Add medium thick coconut milk, bring it to boil.
  • Add tempering and remove from fire.
  • For tempering: heat coconut oil in a small pan.
  • Crackle mustard seeds. add sliced small onion, dry red chilli and curry leaves.
  • Once onion browns, add to the curry.
  • Let the curry rest for 15 mins, before serving.

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