Pavakka Pachadi recipe | Bitter gourd in Curd | Spicy kitchen

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 2
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 6m
  • Ready In: 6m

Pavakka Pachadi / Bitter gourd in Curd

Traditional Kerala dish made with bitter gourd and curd

Pachadi is an an important side dish that we prepare for ona sadya,vishu etc… We can prepare pachadi with both vegetables and fruits. I think this is the easiest dish among sadya recipes. This pavakka pachadi(bittergourd) is so simple and easy to make. Just we need to fry bitter gourd and then add to curd. Seasoning is not necessary but if we do, it will increase the taste. I am sure you love the crispiness of pavakka along with the sweet tangy taste of curd.

I would like to share my other pachadi recipes with you.

Carrot pachadi,Beetroot pachadi,Apple pachadi,grape apchadi,Cucumber pachadi(vellarikya pachadi)

Pavakka Pachadi Preparation Method


1 large no of Bitter Gourd(Pavakka)
1 cup of Curd
1 spn. of Mustard seeds
1 spn. of Cumin seeds
1/2 spn. of Sugar
1 spn. of oil
Salt as required


Step 01

Combine yogurt,sugar and a pinch of salt in a bowl.Mix well and Keep aside.

Step 02

Cut bitter gourd into thin slices.

Step 03

Heat oil in a pan and fry the bitter gourd pieces till it becomes golden brown color.Keep aside.

Step 04

Splutter mustard seeds in same oil.

Step 05

Add cumin seeds,curry leaves,green chillies,salt and coriander powder. Turn off the flame and for 1/4 minute in low flame.

Step 06

Add fried bitter gourd and mix well.

Step 07

Add this bitter gourd mix to yogurt. Stir well

Step 08

Serve hot with rice,roti etc…

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