Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bittergourd tomato curry(pavakka thakkali curry)


Ingredients:
Bittergourd/Pavakka    - 1 large, deseeded and sliced finely
Tomato                        - 1 small ,Chopped
Shallots                        -1 cup sliced
Garlic cloves                 -6-7 slices
Chilli powder                 -1 tsp
Turmeric powder          - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind  paste            -1 tbsp
Mustard seeds               -1/2 tsp
Curry leaves                  - a string
Oil                                 - 2tbsp
Asafoetida                     - a pinch
Fenugreek powder         - a pinch
Salt as required

Method:
Marinate the bittergourd pieces with salt and keep it for somethime.Drain the water coming from it out through a strainer.
Heat oil in a pan.Splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves .Saute it.To this add sliced shallots,garlic and bittergourd and saute again.Add chopped tomato and saute .Now add chilli powder,turmeric powder,asafoetida and saute till  raw small goes.To this pour tamarind paste along with one cup water and allow it to boil.Now sprinkle the fenugreek powder and reduce the fire to low and cook until the gravy thickens.Serve  with rice.

34 comments:

Chetana said...

Hey Shahana...i too cook bittergourd in de same way except the fenugreek ...will try tis time.
thks for sharing.

Soma Pradhan said...

love the bittergourd cooked in tomato and tamarind.. must be tasting great

PJ said...

very unique bittergourd-tomato combo, loved it!

Sanghi said...

Yummy thokku.. Good idea dear! click looks great!

Rekha shoban said...

never tried dis dish looks yummy!

Tina said...

Nice combination dear..Looks yummy...

Sushma Mallya said...

wow what a beautiful colour,love the ingredients use to make this delicious gravy...

Fathima said...

that is a nice recipe for Pavakka...

Priya said...

VIbrant colour dish, looks yummm!!

Meena said...

Shahana, love this recipe, my dear!!!

I actually love bittergourd and always search for new recipes with it...will definitely try this!!!

Jagruti said...

Wow..never heard bittergourd in tomato..must be very tasty..very healthy..:)) looks delicious..sure to try..

Vrinda said...

Pavakka is my fav...never cooked this way...Thanx for sharing Dear,try cheyyam

Reshmi said...

i never tried bittergourd with tomato...tht sounds intersting shahana...the curry looks rich..nice presentation....i had made pavakka theeyal only...i ll try it for sure...

Bharathy said...

Shahana...you have a LOVELY LOVELY place her, Girl!...How culd I have ever missed sich a cute place with alllllll my fav dishes ;)??!!
Awesome Blog!! :)
Keep Rocking!!!

Gita said...

Very delicious and colorful pickle...I will definitely try this :)

priya said...

yummy...must try this someday..thx for sharing, dear!

Padma said...

Looks so tempting Shahana. Nice pic too.

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Preety said...

curry looks yumm

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Shahana
great recipe, and very new for me, never cooked any thing beyond bengali traditional ones and Punjabi stuffed ones.
will try as soon as I am back home.
have a nice weekend

Gulmohar said...

tangy-bittery combo..liked it..adipoli color ...

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

I just love these bittergroud in any form.looks so delicious

Ramya Manja said...

Liked this combo a lot,What an amazing color!!very tempting...will surely try this..

Deepa G Joshi said...

bitter gourd and tomato..what a unique combo..

Aparna said...

ente vayyil vellam varunnu..:)

Nithu Bala said...

Lovely color and taste..I make bittergourd often and also in the same way but never used fenugreek powder..will give a try soon..

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Memória said...

Tomato curry sounds fantastic!!! I love your blog!

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kitchen queen said...

the bittergourd curry looks yum and delicious.

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Haddock said...

I like anything in which Tomato is there.

shahana said...

Thanks alot friends for your encouraging words!

s said...

delicious combo...I love bittergaurds but no one else in my family does..
is there any way i can reduce its bitterness..does adding more tomatoes hide its bitter flavour?

shahana said...

Dear s,
marinate the sliced bittergourd pieces with salt and keep for half an hour.Dain the water out and wash it again.I use tamarind paste too to reduce the bitterness.Thanks for comment.

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