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.
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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