Pavakka Mezhukkupuratti (Bitter Gourd Stir Fry)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 2 tsp - oil
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 2 - bitter gourd (pavakka)
  • 3/4 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 cup (50 ml) - water
  • 1/2 tsp - salt

How to Make Pavakka Mezhukkupuratti (Bitter Gourd Stir Fry)

  • Wash and clean the bitter gourd and cut into 1-inch thin slices.
  • Microwave on high for 4 minutes with 1/2 cup of water.
  • Heat oil in a wide pan and add the mustard seeds.
  • When they begin to pop, add the microwaved bitter gourd slices, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste.
  • Add 1 cup of water and cook until the water dries up .
  • Cover with a lid and cook on low to medium heat for 10-12 minutes until the water completely dries up.
  • Serve hot with rice.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World