Thursday, November 26, 2015

Baby Bittergourd Fry/Midhi Pavakka Poriyal/Kuruvi Thala Pavakkai Poriyal

You might have already cooked with bittergourd atleast once in your life, though this gourd is bitter in taste they are super healthy and highly recommended for diabetic peoples.We get bittergourd in Indian groceries but i have never seen baby bittergourd here. But i got a chance to cook with baby bittergourds during my stay in India.Trust me a kg of this baby bittergourd costs just Rs 15 which i bought from a grandma who never fails to sell her homegrown veggies in market. I have became her client and never failed to get her super tender fresh vegetables whenever i go to Pondicherry farmer's market, seriously i miss those fresh produce here.

Baby bittergourd fry, Midhi Pavakkai poriyal

Coming to my today's post, this baby bittergourd fry was in my to do list since ages and finally i prepared some during my stay in India,though this cute lil babygourds are super bitter i simply loved them and enjoyed thoroughly with some rice and papads. If you are like me, am sure you will definitely enjoy this better bitter gourd poriyal without any fuss. This post is going for this week's blogging marathon as am running with Dry Vegetable sautes as theme.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#58.

Baby bittergourd fry, kuruvi thala pavakka poriyal, Baby bittergourd fry

1/2kg  Baby Bittergourd (chopped)
1no Onion chopped
1no Tomato chopped
1tsp Red chilly powder
1tbsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
Few Curry leaves
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal

Heat oil in a kadai, add the mustard seeds and urad dal n let them splutters.

Add the chopped onion and saute for few minutes, then add the chopped tomatoes, cury leaves and saute them until they get cooked.

Add the bittergourd pieces to them saute for few more minutes.

Finally add the redchilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder,salt and toss everything well.

Cook them in simmer with lid closed until the oil gets separates,put off the stove.

Serve this fry simply with hot steaming rice.

Baby bittergourd fry,kuruvi thala pavakka fry, midhi pavakka fry


Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, the gourds are so tiny. I don't remember ever seeing them and the dish sounds great.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful picture even though I am not so fond of the vegetable!

pals said... Reply To This Comment

This so good veggi is not so welcome in our house too. But I love them especially the 'porrial' version. It taste so good with chappathi.

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

I love bitter gourd....and your dish looks so inviting. Yumm yumm

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

One of my favorite veggie. Curry looks awesome.

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

Love these small bittergourds. I dont find them that often here. Yours looks lovely

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Aww they look so cute and tiny, right? I have never cooked with these and can't imagine the flavor!