Pavakka Theeyal


Pavakka Theeyal

Theeyal made with Bitter gourd(pavakka) and Small onions(Kunjulli)
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan or a kadai.
  • Add shallots and bitter gourd pieces.
  • :- Do not add water.
  • Add salt and cook on a low flame, till the shallots and bitter gourd pieces are cooked well in oil.
  • Heat up another pan or kadai.
  • Dry roast coconut, till it turns brown.
  • Add chilly powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder and roast for a few more seconds.
  • Grind the above into a fine paste.
  • Add the ground paste into the shallots-bitter gourd pieces and mix well.
  • Cook on a low flame.
  • Add tamarind juice and cook for a few more mins.
  • Heat oil in another pan or a kadai.
  • Splutter mustard seeds.
  • Pour the above seasoning into the curry and mix well.
  • ;- Serve hot with rice.
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Response (13)
  1. M
    Mitchelle francis August 28, 2006

    It was good.u may add little jaggery with tamarind juice which will give a better taste ..

  2. L
    LV June 11, 2006

    Try it…very good

  3. F
    Faisal January 13, 2007

    A tasty recipe… ThanX!

  4. l
    lakshmi June 9, 2008

    Awesome,it turned out to be very good n so easy too.

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