Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fried Bitter gourd pickle / Pavakka kondattam achar

People who are found of pickle will surely like this. Even I was reluctant first to make a pickle with bitter gourd but found this very interesting and tasty once I had it from a friends place.


Fried bitter gourd – 1cup
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Fenugreek seeds – ½ tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Chilly powder – 1 ½ tsp
Hing / Kaayam – ½ tsp
Sliced ginger – 1 ½ tsp
Sliced garlic – 1 ½ tsp
Sliced shallots / small onion – 4tsp
Green chilies – 2nos (optional)
Dry red chilly – 2nos
Curry leaves – a few
Vinegar – ¼ cup (more sure taste increase the quantity)
Coconut oil – 3tsp

How to prepare
=►I have already published how to make fried bitter gourd (pavakka kondattam).
=►Take 1cup of fried bitter gourd and mash it into pieces.
=►Heat 3tsp of oil in a pan, put mustard seeds and allow it to crack.
=►When it cracks well 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 put turmeric, chilly powder and mix it well.
=►Add ¼ cup of vinegar and when it boils well add mashed bitter gourd pieces.
=►Saute it well and cook it for 1-3min and switch off the flame.
=►Add ½ tsp of hing on over this pickle and mix well.
=►Serve it hot as a side with plain rice, chapatti etc.

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


  1. woowww.. bitter gourd pickle.. haven't tasted it.. yours looks colorful and with so much flavor.. looks delicious..

  2. Bitter gourd pickle looks delicious Lisha.

  3. Awesome pickle, never tried pickle with bittergourd..superb!

  4. I always make with raw bittergourd. this version is new to me. Thanks for stopping by my space, Lisha. Am adding your blog to my list.