Bittergourd Kayirasa


Bittergourd Kayirasa

Bittergourd(Paavakka) with coconut and spices
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Cut bittergourd into small pieces. Sprinkle about 1 tsp of salt and keep aside for 10 minutes.Then squeeze out all water from bittergourd, so as to get rid of the bitterness.
  • Fry all the masala ingredients in oil.
  • Grind this masala with freshly grated coconut.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds and black gram dal. When seeds splutter, add bittergourd pieces.
  • Keep frying on a low heat for about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add the ground masala to the bittergourd curry.
  • Add salt, jaggery, tamarind and water. Bring it to boil and cook for another 5 minutes.
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