Saturday, September 13, 2014

pavakai mor kuzhambu /karela kadhi

Pavakai /Karela /bittergourd - 1 medium

Yogurt  - 1 cup

Grated fresh coconut - 1 Tblsp

Jeera - 1 tsp

Greeen chillies - 5-6

Curry leaves - few

Haldi powder - 1/4 tsp

Mustard seeds - 3/4 tsp


Cut the karela into thin round slices.

Either fry them in oil or steam cook them in the microwave oven for 3-4 mins.

Take a wet grinder and grind the coconut, green chillies and jeera to a paste.

Take the cooked karela round pieces and put in a vessel.

Add the ground masala on top and mix nicely.

Dilute the curd nicely and add with karela mixture and mix nicely.

Add salt , curry leaves, haldi powder and mix nicely.

Keep this liquid mixture on the gas and boil 2-3 mins till the froth comes up.

Now off the flame quickly so that the mixture should not curdle.

Season in little oil mustard seeds and pour on the mor kuzhambu / kadhi.

T he pavakkai mor kuzhambu /karela kadhi is ready to be had with any curry
of your choice like parupu usili or even with fried applams.



  1. Very interesting and new recipe for me..I am in for anything with bitter gourd, bookmarked..thanks for sharing dear :)

  2. Very healthy kuzambu...I can have it with hot rice.

  3. pavakkai is my weakness and I do love moar kuzhambhu. I am looking forward to combining them in this kuzhambhu.