This is my mom’s specialty recipe. When this is cooked at my home, I don’t even leave any trace in my plate. Ghee along with bitter gourd mixed with white rice really tastes good.

Bitter Gourd Fry / Pavakai Varuval Ghee reduces the bitter taste of it little. I bet you would surely like this if you are a fan of bitter gourd. Try it out and let me know.
Bitter Gourd Fry / Pavakai Varuval

Bitter Gourd Fry / Pavakai Varuval
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Serves: 2
  • Bitter Gourd - 3 nos
  • Oil - 3tsp
  • Sambar Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  1. Cut the bitter gourd into small pieces.
  1. In a pan add oil,bitter gourd and salt. Cook this for about 20 min in a medium flame.Stir often and do not fry them crispy. Add Sambar powder, ghee and fry for 5 min in a slow flame.
  1. Adding Ghee reduces the bitter taste and this tastes really good.
  2. Cook them soft it really blends with white rice.

(*) This recipe goes good with Chapathi, Rice. Recipe from My mom’s Kitchen.