Tastes of Kerala

Hi, I’m Nisha.Here,through my blogs I would like to share some unique, traditional vegetarian tastes and flavours of Kerala. Kerala has produced diverse, natural, nutritious as well as tasteful vegetarian dishes. The concept of homestead farming helped the Kerala women to make these unique dishes. Without using artificial flavours and colours they have produced hundreds of varieties of dishes. The famous “Sadya” in banana leaf has attracted many. To preserve and exchange these recipes is the main purpose of this blog. I’m sharing the recipes that I have encountered and those which attracted me . I am very happy to introduce you to some of the long lost traditional recipes . I hope you will enjoy them.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Pavakka thoran (Bittergourd)



Ingredients

  • 2 cup chopped bittergourd
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1 onion flake
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 green chilli
  • Salt (to taste)

For tempering,

  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp rice
  • 2 dried chilli
  • a few curry leaves


Method

Grind the coconut along with onion, chilli & turmeric. Heat the coconut oil in a pan .Put the mustard, rice and chilli pieces into it. Wait till it bursts. Put the chopped bitter gourd  into it. Add salt and the grinded coconut. Mix it well. Saute it till it cooks well in a low flame. Garnish it with curry leaves.

Tip

  • Adding a pinch sugar will lessen the bitterness.


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