Pavakkai (Karela) Poriyal Recipe

A sweet and spicy preparation of karela (pavakkai/bittergourd) cooked in spices and tossed with roasted peanuts.Pavakkai Poriyal Recipe is a simple delicious sweet and sour preparation of the super healthy vegetable Bitter gourd with the addition of amchur powder and jaggery. The flavours of this Pavakkai Poriyal is elevated with the addition of hing, roasted peanuts and chopped coriander leaves. 

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Ingredients for Pavakkai (Karela) Poriyal Recipe

  • 500 gram Bitter gourd deseeded
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • As required Salt
  • 2 tablespoon Water for pressure cooking
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 2 sprig Curry leaf torn
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sambar powder
  • 1 teaspoon Amchur powder
  • 2 tablespoon Jaggery
  • 1/4 cup Roasted peanuts roughly pounded
  • bunch chopped coriander leaves A

Directions: Pavakkai (karela) Poriyal Recipe

step 1

  • STEP 1.1 in a pressure cooker add 500 gms of deseeded bitter gourd (karela/ pavakkai) cut into small pieces. Add ½ tsp turmeric (haldi) powder, salt to taste and 2 tbsp water. Pressure cook for 3 whistles and allow the pressure to release naturally.

step 2

  • STEP 2.2 in a preheated pan add 1 tsp oil, ½ tsp mustard seeds, 2 sprigs torn curry leaf, ¼ tsp asafoetida (hing), the cooked pavakkai, ½ tsp red chilli powder, ½ tsp sambar powder, 1 tsp amchur (dried mango) powder and 2 tbsp jaggery.

step 3

  • STEP 3.3 stir well to combine all the ingredients. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on low to medium heat or cook open on high heat if a dry, crispy texture is desired. Check the salt and seasoning and adjust accordingly.

step 4

  • STEP 4.4 add ¼ cup roughly pounded roasted peanuts. Add a small bunch of chopped coriander leaves. Stir together and turn off the heat. Serve hot with rasam and rice.
Nutrition
value
344
calories per serving
19 g Fat10 g Protein32 g Carbs5 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    19g
  • Protein
    10g
  • Carbs
    32g
  • Fiber
    5g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    32g
  • Protein
    10g
  • Fiber
    5g

Fats

  • Fat
    19g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    32mg
  • Iron
    3mg
  • Vitamin A
    99mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    4mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    42mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    1mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    118mg
  • Manganese
    1mg
  • Phosphorus
    181mg
  • Selenium
    2mcg
  • Zinc
    1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp