Friday, February 10, 2012

Pavakkai (bittergourd)/capsicum/potatoe curry


Pavakkai (bittergourd) 2 medium size

Capsicum - 1 small

Potato - 1

Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves powder - 1/2 tsp ( I have published the recipe in a previous post)

Pudina powder 1/2 tsp ( either home made or pudina powder packet from super market)

Salt as required

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Urad dal - 1/2 tsp

Hing - a pinch


Cut the pavakkai /karela/bittergourd into thin rounds.

Cut the capsicum into thin rings.

Cut the potatoes into wedges

Now put the veggies together and wash nicely.

Take a kadai and season in little oil mustard seeds, urad dal and hing.

Now put the veggies on the seasoning and cook covered and stirring once in a while.

You can just sprinkle little water or even add some little more oil and cook the veggies.

Add all the masala powders and salt and let it cook nicely.

After the veggies are cooked nicely remove from fire and transfer to a bowl.

The Karela/capsicum/potatoe curry is cooked and ready to be had either with chappathis

or even rasam rice or sambar rice or even curd rice.


  1. That's an amazing combo, my dear!!
    I could never imagine bitter-gourd with potato and capsicum, a very rare mixing...loving it absolutely. :)

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  2. Bitter gourd with capsicum? This is the first time I am hearing about this, must make it for my husband he loves bitter gourd and I can have the potato and capsicum pieces, as I do not like bitter gourd :-)

  3. Innovative and amazing combo. luv it

  4. Lovely combo...Should have tasted yum with rice..

  5. New combo to me..lov pavakka,must try..

  6. Interesting recipe. Very new and flavourful combination. Would love to try it out, since I love bitter gourd and potatoes.

  7. Perfect with some rotis looks delicious.

  8. Your preparation looks very inviting. I love bittergourd but this combo looks awesome..have never tried it this way. Bookmarked !!!

  9. Your preparation looks very inviting. I love bittergourd but this combo looks awesome..have never tried it this way. Bookmarked !!!

  10. Wow, this looks yummy indeed! Happy Valentine's day!!

  11. Happy Valentine's day!!this combo looks awesome..

  12. Will definitely try this recipe.

  13. I like bittergourd. Did not know you could combine it with potato. Will give it a try

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  15. I love bitter gourd. Bookmarked.

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