Bitter gourd chutney is a nutritional recipe that goes
well with rice. Bitter gourd, also known as Pavakka, is
recommended in the treatment of blood disorders and
Bitter gourd(Pavakka)- 1 no(small)
Tamarind(Puli) – a small piece
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder – 1 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida powder(Kayam)- 1/2 tsp
Gingely oil(Nallenna)-2 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek(Uluva)- 1/4 tsp
Split urad dal(Uzhunnu Parippu) -1/2
Dry red chillies -3 nos(cut in halves)
Vinegar As reqd
Salt- As reqd
1)Wash well the bitter gourd and wipe dry
With a cloth.
2)Chop the bitter gourd into small pieces
and add required vinegar. Keep aside for
3) Remove the bitter gourd pieces from
Vinegar. Add turmeric powder and
required salt. Cover with a lid and cook
in low heat until the pavakka pieces are
4) Grind the cooked bitter gourd pieces
with tamarind to a fine paste. Do not add
water for grinding.
5) Heat nallenna in a pan and splutter
mustard seeds and fenugreek.
6) Add urad dal and fry for a few seconds
until golden in color
7)Lower the heat and fry dry red chillies
and chilly powder.
8) Immediately add the bitter gourd
mixture and fry until oil accumulates on
9)Add required sugar, salt, fenugreek
powder and mix well. Remove from fire.
10)Highly nutritious bitter gourd chutney
is ready and store ina glass bottle for