Kaippakka Achhar (Bitter Gourd Pickle)


Kaippakka Achhar (Bitter Gourd Pickle)

Kaippakka Achhar (Bitter Gourd Pickle) is a spicy dish normally accompanied with rice, Chappathi, poori. The chopped bitter gourd is mixed with spices and cooked. This is very simple and easy to prepare.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 people



  • Clean (also remove the seeds) and wash the Kaippakka (Bitter gourd). Then cut them into small pieces as shown in picture
  • Add Turmeric Powder and Salt into the Kaippakka pieces, mix them well and keep it aside for about an hour
  • Heat the Oil in a frying pan/Cheenachatti and burst the Mustard seeds in the hot Oil
  • Add Green Chilli, Ginger and Garlic pieces also and stir the mix continuously.
  • When the colour of the Green Chilli, Ginger and Garlic pieces turns into golden, add the Kaippakka (Bitter gourd) pieces and stir it.
  • After about 3 minutes, add the Curry leaves into this mix and stir it further for about 5 minutes and put off the stove and allow to cool the Achhaar. Then add Vinegar also and stir it well.
  • Kaippakka (Bitter gourd) Achhaar is ready. This Achhaar can serve with Parotta/Poori/cooked Rice etc. Always store this Kaippakka Achhaar in an air tight container/Jar so that it can keep afresh for the next 2 – 3 weeks.
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