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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Pavakka Kichadi ~ Sadya Dish

 Pavakka khichadi is one of the simplest khichadi that you can prepare for sadya and a quick one. Love this simple healthy side dish that has a mild bitter taste along with the sour flavours of yogurt. I have prepared this khichadi with kondattam and so the frying time is quite less compared to the regular fresh bitter gourd. Do give this a try and enjoy!! 

Preparation time ~ 5 minutes
Cooking time ~ 10 minutes
Author ~ Julie
Serves ~ a small bowl
dried bitter gourd (pavakka kondattam) 1/2 cup
yogurt 3/4 cup
grated coconut 1/2 cup
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
ginger, a very small size
green chillies 3-4
salt to taste
oil to fry

to temper
coconut oil 1 tbsp
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
dry red chillies, 2 broken
curry leaves, 2 sprigs

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  • Grind the coconut with mustard seeds, ginger(a very small piece), yogurt (2 tbsp) to a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  • Whisk the remaining yogurt smooth and keep aside.
  • In an earthen pot, add the ground paste. Add 2 tbsp of water to the blender jar along with the whisked yogurt. Bring to a slow boil for 3–4 minutes. Switch off the flame.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the pavakka kondattam until crisp. Drain from oil and keep aside. Add the green chillies until crisp, drain from oil.
  • Add the fried bitter gourd & green chillies.
  • Heat oil in a pan to temper. Add mustard seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves. Fry and pour over the khichadi.
  • Add salt, give a quick mix, keep covered for 10 minutes for the flavours to seep in.
  • Serve as a side dish for sadya. Enjoy !!

* Add salt towards the end, as kondattam already as salt in it. Adjust accordingly.
* You can make the same with other fried kondattam like payaru kondattam.

1 comment:

Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

Love bitter gourds, but didn't know there's a dried one. The dish looks so flavourful and moreish.