Pavakkai varuval Recipe

Pavakkai varuval is a popular South Indian dish made with bitter gourd. The bitter gourd is sliced and marinated in a flavorful spice mix, then shallow fried until crispy. This dish is known for its unique combination of bitterness and spices, making it a delicious and healthy side dish. It pairs well with rice and sambar or rasam.

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Ingredients for Pavakkai varuval Recipe

  • 1 Medium Sized Bitter Gourds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as needed Oil For Shallow Frying

Directions: Pavakkai Varuval Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Wash and slice the bitter gourd into thin rounds.
  • STEP 2.In a bowl, mix the bitter gourd slices with turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and salt. Let it marinate for 15-20 minutes.
  • STEP 3.Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the marinated bitter gourd slices until they turn crispy and golden brown.
  • STEP 4.Remove from the pan and drain excess oil on a paper towel.
  • STEP 5.Serve hot as a side dish with rice and sambar or rasam.

Cooking Tips

  • To reduce the bitterness of the bitter gourd, you can soak the sliced bitter gourd in salted water for 15 minutes before marinating.
  • Make sure to slice the bitter gourd thinly for even cooking and crispiness.
  • Adjust the spice levels according to your preference by increasing or decreasing the amount of red chili powder.

Storage and Serving

  • Pavakkai varuval is best served hot and fresh.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat the leftovers in a pan or microwave before serving.
Nutrition
value
186
calories per serving
14 g Fat2 g Protein12 g Carbs3 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    14g
  • Protein
    2g
  • Carbs
    12g
  • Fiber
    3g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    12g
  • Protein
    2g
  • Fiber
    3g

Fats

  • Fat
    14g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    27mg
  • Iron
    1mg
  • Vitamin A
    709mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    40mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    32mg
  • Vitamin E
    2mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    28mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    54mg
  • Selenium
    1mcg
  • 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