July 14, 2010

PAVAKKA ACHAR (BITTERGOURD PICKLE)

Bitter Gourd Pickle




I used to hate bittergourd..my hubby being a bittergourd lover, i was forced to make several times as he loved it..but now i m glad i forced myself to make it coz now i too am in love with bittergourds now :).... this is one way i found that i could make myself eat more of it without the sour taste and i promise you its even tastier than what u think :)..

Ingredients:
Bittergourd : 3 medium cut into small pieces
Lime - 1 medium
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt
Garlic - 12 cloves sliced
Ginger - one 1/2" sliced
Mustard seeds - 1.5 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 3-4 twigs
Chilli Powder - 1.5 tbsp
Asofetida powder - 1 tbsp
Vinegar - 2 cap
Water- 4 tbsp
Sugar - 2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1/2 cup
Preparation:

Marinate bittergourd pices with lime, turmeric powder and salt overnight or atleast of 4-5 hours in fridge. once done, squeeze the bittergourds so that all the water comes out and keep aside.

Mix water, salt and sugar in a bowl and keep aside.

Heat a pan, add oil. Once oil is hot fry the garlic and ginger togther and remove. then in same oil fry the squeezed bittergourds in batches and remove. Dont make it too black in color.

In another pan, add bit oil and add in the mustard and fenugreek seeds. Once it starts spluteering add in the curry leaves and saute for 2-3 sec. Add in the chilli and asofetida powder and saute for 3-4 sec. Add in the water solution and let it boil. then add in the fried ginger, garlic and bittergourd pieces and mix well. Allow it to cook for about 2 mins. Add little more water if u need to mix properly the masalas. Pour in vinegar. measure the 2 caps of the vinegar bottle and pour. switch of flame and its ready to use :).. Serve with hot steaming rice and payar :)

Cheers,
Neetz ;)

24 comments:

Priti said...

Love the recipe ..will try sometime...thanks for sharing ..looks yum :)

Krishnaveni said...

my fav veg, looks so beautiful

aipi said...

I loooooove bitter gourds.. that is something new for me .. will definitely try it !

GayathriRaj said...

Hey dear thanku so much for the nice comment in my blog and for the follow up....Sorry i missed somehow to follow u and add in ur list...now this time i made it....check it once....Thanku so much for saying that u will be my frequent visitor....will be so happy for that..

Apart from al this wow u really have a nice blog and i like this bitter gourd pickle a lot....I generally do fry or some curry but never tried of pickle...too good one..and the color is tempting one...

Priya said...

Pickle with bottlegourd sounds very interesting, thanks for sharing Neetz..

Satya said...

my hubby loves bitter gourd too n i simply hate but for him i used to prepare so dishes with bitter gourd but this pickle looks yummy ,i will try this for him

Suman Singh said...

love bittergourd..never had pickle of this veggie..looks incredibly delicious..yummie!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! lipsmacking pickle Neetz. I always end up in frying the bittergourd, this is a very good recipe, will try this next time.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

yummy n mouthwatering....simply superb...drooooling here...very creative thought..bittergourd my fav

Nitha said...

Am not a great fan of pavakka.. But this looks great..

Pavithra said...

Omg neetz u know this is my fav veggie.. I loved this recipe and its really making me drool.. Yummy!! surely will give it a shot.

RV said...

I eat Bittergourd in a limited dishes only. I am sure I will love this yummy Bittergourd pickle...

Suhaina said...

oooh. i am drooling here.. i am seeing this for the first time, but must say"love at first sight"looks so good and yummy.

An Open Book said...

my husband hates pavakka but the only way hed have it is the way his mom makes pickle..which i havent tried as yet. Maybe when i go 2 india the next time il give it a shit...
this sure looks good...and im sure it tastes awesome with rice

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Never had pickle of bittergourd. Thanks for sharing this yummy pickle

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Smita Srivastava said...

Sounds absolutely yummy ... Need to try it asap !!

- Smita
http://littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com

Reshmi said...

i ll try it for sure...nice pickle neetz..

arthi said...

first time here..nice collection of recipes and this bitter gourd pickle is totally new to me!!sounds interesting :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

drooling pickle

BusyB said...

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Suja Sugathan said...

Wow Neetz adipoli.my favorite veggie too..looks so tempting and mouthwatering..lovely dear.

Roshu said...

hey neetz
luks soo yummy n mouth watering.

Chetana Suvarna Ganatra said...

Lick, lick, lick.....need I say anything more.

Sushma Mallya said...

Very different pickle for a change..looks so yum...

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