Pavarkaai Podi

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 2 - Bitter gourd
  • 1 tbsp - Yogurt
  • 2 - Red Chilly or adjust to your taste
  • 3/4 tsp - Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp - Coriander Seeds
  • 1 tsp - Urad Dhal
  • 1/2 tsp - Channa Dhal
  • Tamarind - Small quantity
  • 1/4 tsp - Asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp - Mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp - Oil
  • Salt - Needed quantity

How to Make Pavarkaai Podi

  • Wash, dry and grate the bitter gourds. (While grating, remove the seeds).
  • Squeeze the bitter gourd well. Spread it on a paper towel and leave it as such for 10 minutes.
  • Now, mix it with a table spoon of yogurt. Keep aside for 30 minutes. Then, squeeze well and keep aside.
  • Meanwhile, dry roast urad dhal, channa dhal, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, tamarind and red chilly. Transfer to mixer jar and let it cool.
  • Grind to a fine powder. Keep aside.
  • In a pan, add oil and splutter mustard. Add asafoetida and fry for a second.
  • Now, add the bitter gourd, turmeric powder and salt. Keep frying in low heat for about 15 minutes.
  • Add the ground powder and mix thoroughly. Keep it on a low flame for few minutes.
  • Cool and transfer to an air-tight container.
  • Serve over the hot rice with a dollop of ghee.