Pavakkai Poriyal / Bitter gourd Stir fry

Pavakkai Poriyal / Bitter gourd Stir fry

Wash and cut bitter gourd and onion in to small pieces.In a kadai, add 1 tsp oil, and when hot add mustard seeds, urud dal and fry till urud dal becoms light brown.

When onion becomes translucent, add the bitter gourd and start frying it.

After 5min, sprinkle little water. (Do not add more). Add required salt to taste. Add another 1 tsp oil, fry and add turmeric powder and close the kadai with a lid.

Stir the bitter gourd, in 2 minutes interval and take care not to over fry it.Check whether the bitter gourd are cooked, by smashing one piece in hand.


  • Add onion, red chillies and curry leaves.
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