Friday, November 4, 2011

Pavakka Achar


Ingredients:
  • Bittergourd 3
  • Green chilly 8 to 10
  • Sliced garlic 10 pods
  • Sliced ginger 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Turmeic powder a pinch
  • Curry leaves one handful
  • Fenugeek seeds 1/2 Tsp
  • Mustard seeds 1 Tsp
  • Gingely / veg oil 
  • Vinegar 1/2 cup
  • Water 1/2 cup
  • Salt



Clean and cut bittergourd into lengthwise pieces. Mix it with little salt and vinegar and keep it aside for 1 hr or more. Squeeze it and keep it aside (the above procedure helps to decrease the bitterness). Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. When it splutters, add curry leaves, sliced ginger, garlic and green chilly. Saute it for few mins and add a pinch of turmeric pdr and salt. Pour water and vinegar into this and boil it well. Reduce the flame and place the bittergourd, mix it and remove it from fire. 
(You can increase or decrease the amount of chilly and vinegar accoding to your taste).

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56 comments:

  1. Yummy Achar..my favorite,love it

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  2. My hus wud love it...He is a pavakka fan...Achar kollam..

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  3. what a yummy achar..and that too from bittergourd!!! Bookmarked...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  4. Delicious Achar !! looks YUM !!

    Ongoing Event - Festive Food

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  5. Never tried bitter guard achar this way. Pictures look really gorgeous.
    How much oil to be used BTW?

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  6. Even though I don't like pavakka,achar and sundriesd pavakka eniku ishtamanu.different colour for a pickle,nice clicks..

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  7. Oru rakshyam illa ente Tina!!!! suuuuuper..and awesome clicks too!

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  8. wow Tina!looks beautiful??is it bitter?or have u done something to remove the biterness...

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  9. You know I love bitter gourd too like potato. Yummy achar. Its new to me but I'll try it soon.

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  10. I like bittergourd. But never tried achar. Clicks are tempting Tina!

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  11. Enikku vayya, Luks awesome dear :) Its really tempting and as usual clicks are just great...

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  12. adipoli ayittundu ketto nice clicks too puttu variety ayittundu

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  13. Nice clicks nd yummy achar.....

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  14. bitter gourd achar is new to me...looks super good and nice recipe too...as usual beautiful clicks!!

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  15. I like bitter gourd..haven't tried them this way though. Looks very appetizing.

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  16. beautiful clicks Tina....nice achar recipe..

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  17. I like bittergourd but never tried the pickle. Pretty attractive!

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  18. wow, pavakka achar sounds great, great recipe and beautiful clicks..

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  19. Healthy recipe to tackle the sweet cravings days tina.

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  20. omg... looks so yummy...mouth watering .. awesome clicks!!

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  21. Mmmmm...yummy achhar...nice clicks

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  22. perfect pickle with curd rice..yummy yum yum:)

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  23. i agree with balakrishna saraswathy..itz a perfect combo with curd rice...itz really really fantastic tina kutta...

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  24. That a yummy way of using pavakka. Thanks for sharing this recipe Tina.

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  25. Wow! It's just popping out of the window, looks very yummy!

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  26. thanks for visiting my blog .. i must try this ..thank u

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  27. Love to have it with curd rice

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  28. Achar is so unique.. Must try this sometime..:)
    Reva

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  29. Achar looks delicious... never heard of these.. innovative..

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  30. I like to eat bitterguard,this is a new recipe for me.want to try next time....& nice clicks too...

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  31. I'm a BIG fan of pavakka achhar! This brings back lots of memories of home :) Thanks!

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  32. Super tempting achar, stunning..

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  33. Looks great! Bittergourd yummy achar...:)

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  34. Really greart achar,for diabatic AND others too

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  35. Wonderful idea to pickle bitter guard!

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  36. Hey The Achar looks so so yummy...its tempting....u have got a nice space here....thanks for visiting my space and ur lovely comment...me too following u...

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  37. Looks so tempting and delicious. Nice dish.
    Uma@Trendy Relish

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  38. Unique and innovative recipe. Achaar looks yummy and spicy.

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  39. Love your first pic....New recipe to me...Yumm!

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  40. Bittergourd pickle its new to me.

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  41. Oh no,simply superb recipe and presentation.I always love the way you present it.To the subject and brief,but aesthetic.Slurp !

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  42. Tina this pickle looks really tempting.I am going to try this soon.

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  43. Love e idea ....looks so good

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  44. oooo, my favorite achar. This look so good!

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  45. lovly recipe and very nice presentation..first time here..Happy to be your 500th follower:)

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  46. SOunds interesting and beautifully presented dear...

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  47. The achar looks fabulous.. i've never made a bittergourd achar. that spoon looks super cute.
    thanks for dropping by my blog
    Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog

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  48. Keep up the good work! This is wonderful, already tried and it turned out well. Need your assistance in making vattayappam. Could I buy rice flour (appam)and make it? What is the measurement of rice,sugar,yeast,coconute; if rice is soaked for vattayappam. Awaiting your response at:alicejacobkwt@hotmail.com

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