Bitter gourd stir fry ( South Indian style) | Pavakka Mezhukkupuratti

admin, March 28, 2015

Bitter gourd stir fry Recipe  : Bitter gourd is a must have family vegetable due to its unique contents. Bitter gourd is liked by vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians, but not by kids  due to its bitterness. The nutrition value of bitter melon make it “ BETTER GOURD”  than bitter gourd. Here is the recipe of Bitter gourd stir fry . Other bitter gourd recipes worth a try are Bitter Gourd Thoran / Pavakka ThoranBitter gourd tomato curryBitter Gourd Stuffed or Bharwa KarelaBitter Gourd (Pavakka) Theeyal and Bitter Gourd Curry.


Pavakka Mezhukkupuratti or Bitter gourd fry
  • Two medium sized bitter gourd sliced
  • quarter cup of onion sliced
  • Half to one teaspoon of Kashmiri Chilli powder.
  • quarter teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • sold as per requirement
  • curry leaves
  • coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • Quarter cup of thin fried coconut slices
  • Garlic : 5 pods
  1. in a thick bottomed pan, heat the oil and add curry leaves onion slices and bitter gourd.
  2. cook the bitter gourd in oil in a medium flame till everything light turns golden brown.
  3. Add garlic and saute for a while till the raw smell of garlic is gone as well as the bitter gourd to golden brown.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients like chili powder turmeric powder and salt
  5. Sauté it for a while without getting burned.
  6. Add the fried coconut along with thinly sliced onion and serve.
Instead of Kashmiri chilli powder you can use the green slit and sliced green chilies.

Beauty Benefits of Bitter Gourd

Bittergourd just for glowing skin : Regular intake of bitter gourd flushes out the toxins from the body and give way to a flawless skin  and thus provides a glowing appearance.

Bitter gourd  is a powerful anti-oxidant :  A cup of bitter melon juice has around 26 mg of Vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant and thus protects the cells and DNA from damage

Bittergourd helps in weight loss : Bitter gourd juice helps in curb  the appetite thus  increases the metabolism and detoxifies the body, in a natural way.

Bitter gourd  for a better hair :  Daily consumption of bitter gourd prevents the premature hair greying and hair fall.

Bitter gourd fights the pimples: Bitter gourd acts as a blood purifier and thus removes pimples or acne from the face.

Bittergourd for Dandruff”  Bitter gourd  along with gooseberry ( amla ), applying on the scalp properly fights the dandruff  which is a natural remedy.

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