Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Raw Bitter gourd pickle / Pavakka achar

I have already published fried bitter gourd pickle. In this I used raw bitter gourd and its taste is slightly different from the fried pickle.

Bitter gourd – 1nos
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Chilly powder – 1 ½ tsp
Sliced shallots – ¼ cup
Sliced ginger – 1 ½ tsp
Sliced garlic – 1 ½ tsp
Curry leaves – a few
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Fenugreek seeds – ½ tsp
Hing / kayam – ½ tsp
Dry red chilies – 2nos
Coconut oil – 3tsp
Vinegar – ¼ cup

How to prepare
=►Clean and cut bitter gourd into small pieces.
=►Heat 3tsp of oil in a pan, put mustard seeds and allow it to crack.
=►When it cracks add dry red chilies, fenugreek seeds, sliced shallots, ginger, garlic, curry leaves into it.
=►Saute it well till the raw smell of garlic goes off.
=►Then add bitter gourd pieces, turmeric, chilly powder and mix it well.
=►Saute it everything well and cook it for 5-6min and add ¼ cup of vinegar into it.
=►Allow it to cook for 2-3min and switch off the flame.
=►Add ½ tsp of hing on over this pickle and serve it after 2-3 day.

This participates in Vegetable Marathon - Bitter Gourd, hosted by Nithu and started by Silpa


  1. Wow,a new pickle to me...looks awesome.

  2. You are expert in achar making. This pavvaka acchar is delicious. I love bitter gourd .