Pavakka Kichadi is one of the most delicious food of Kerala, which will always fill your gourmet. This dish is an essential element for traditional Kerala Sadhya
Pavakka (bitter gourd) – 1 medium size
Green chilly – 3-4
Grated coconut – ½ cup
Mustard – ¼ tsp
Yogurt – ½ – 1 cup
Mustard – ½ tsp
Small onion – 2-3
Whole red chilly – 2
Crush ¼ tsp mustard seeds. Grind the coconut into a smooth paste adding a little water and add the crushed mustard seeds to this.
Cut pavakka into thin slices. Heat oil in a pan and fry the pavakka pieces till it becomes golden brown color, make sure that it doesn’t get burnt. Keep the fried pavakka aside. Add curry leaves and green chilly to the same oil and fry it for 1-2 minutes & remove from fire. Combine the fried pavakka pieces, curry leaves & green chilly & add salt to it. Add coconut paste to the pavakka pieces+curryleaves+green chilly. Add yogurt to this & mix well.
Heat oil in a pan & splutter mustard seeds. Add curry leaves, whole red chilly & sliced small onion. Fry it till the onion becomes golden brown and pour this over the pavakka mix.