Pavakka Piralen


Pavakka Piralen

Bitter gourd cooked in tamarind extract and other ingredients to prepare piralen. Pavakka/bitter gourd is highly nutritious.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


To be ground:


  • For preparing pavakka piralen, first make a paste with 3/4 dsp maida, required salt and little water.
  • Smear this paste over the pavakka pieces and marinate for an hour.
  • Squeeze out water from the pavakka pieces and keep aside.
  • Grind the ingredients to be ground: chilly powder, coriander, shallots, garlic, pepper, fenugreek powder, cumin seeds and turmeric powder to a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the ground masala well. Add the squeezed pavakka pieces and sliced shallots. Saute till pavakka pieces are almost cooked.
  • Add tamarind pulp, required salt and little water. Allow the curry to boil and then simmer in low heat by covering with a lid.
  • When the pavakka piralen becomes thick, remove from fire.
  • Pavakka piralen, a highly nutritious recipe is ready.
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