Of Flavours & Tastes…

Paavakka Thoran !! (Bitter gourd in crushed coconut mixture)

  • 2 medium sized bitter gourd chopped into small pieces
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard 
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal splits (uzhunnu parippu)
  • 1 dry chilly
  • 1 sprig curry leaves

To Crush
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1 tsp chilly powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic (small)
  • 4 curry leaves

  • Crush all the ingredients in the section and keep.
  • Wash the chopped bitter gourd and drain
  • Heat coconut oil in a kadai/pan and splutter mustard seeds,urad dal,dry chilly and curry leaves.
  • Drop the chopped bitter gourd and onion and sauté  well for 2 minutes.
  • Add the crushed mixture.Mix well and add salt.Close with a lid and cook for 5 minutes.Check in between and mix well.
  • Open the lid and roast till pavakka/bittergourd turn brown in colour.
  • Add more oil if needed (optional)
  • Check the seasoning.
* This is a super accompaniment  with rice and fish curry !

2 comments on “Paavakka Thoran !! (Bitter gourd in crushed coconut mixture)

  1. Suja Sugathan
    March 7, 2011

    Authentic recipe,love this thoran,my grandmother makes this..will try your version for sure.


  2. kothiyavunu.com
    March 7, 2011

    Healthy thoran..my hubby fav, i use to make this often 🙂


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This entry was posted on March 7, 2011 by in kerala food, Veg dry.


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