Sep 4, 2007

Pavakai Poriyal,(Karela fry)






Lots of people do not like pavakai(karela because of its bitterness).I was one of them. But after tasting shashi's karela fry, I liked this curry very much.Karela is good for diabetes
Ingredients
  • Karela(pavakai)............4
  • Potato..........................1
  • Onion...........................1
  • Green chili.....................2
  • Ggarlic..........................2 pearls
  • Chili powder.................1tsp
  • Garam masala...............1tsp
  • Mustard seeds..............1tsp
  • Jeera(cumin seeds).......1tsp
  • Hing.............................1 pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil 

Method
  • Wash, wipe and remove the seeds .
  • Cut the pavakai, onion and potato into small pieces.
  • Heat a pan with 3tbsp of oil add mustard seeds, jeera(cumin seeds). 
  • When the mustard crackles add the, garlic onion and potato . 
  • Fry them till the potato becomes tender.. 
  • Add the pavakai pieces,turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala powder salt and hing.
  • Cover and cook them all in a medium flame.Stir it in between. 
  • When the pavakai becomes crispy , change into a bowl. Serve with chapathi or sambar/rasam rice

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