Pavakka Parippu Curry is an innovative dish, very tasty and uniquely spiced. The dish goes well with hot rice for noon day meals. Bitter gourd is a nutritious vegetable good for diabetic patients. This vegetable is known for its strong bitter taste. In most preparations it is combined with ingredients like yogurt, tamarind, coconut etc to mask its bitterness. In today’s special recipe, bitter gourd is cooked along with lentils. Lentils subdue the bitterness and thus you get the nutrition of both lentils and bitter gourd in one go. Tamarind gives a slightly tangy flavor and the sweetness of sugar, simply works wonder. In a nutshell, you can note Pavakka Parippu Curry as a combination of different flavors – bitterness, tanginess, hotness and sweetness as well. But it all works well together. It blends well and none of them stands out. And this is what makes the dish so unique and special. I am deeply in love with this Malayalee dish.
Another advantage of the dish is that, Pavakka Parippu Curry is one of the easiest preparations that will save much of your time. Kids usually stay far from bitter gourd, but surprisingly they seem to like the dish. It might be the sweetness that attracts them. I personally do not like bitter gourds. But when I tasted this innovative twist, i had fallen for the dish. I love it with chappatis. Simple dal curry now tastes bland, but with all these flavors added, the simple dal curry has turned exotic. I had skipped sugar as an option, but yet Pavakka Parippu Curry tasted so heavenly. Dal is rich in protein and bitter gourds are equally nutritious, rich in vital nutrients required for body. You can explore a well detailed Pavakka Parippu Curry recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.