Pavaykka thoran / Bittergourd in dry coconut paste

2 bitter gourd chopped
1 big onion chopped
2 red chillies
1 tbsp tamarind juice
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
few curry leaves
salt to taste

For grinding:
1/2 cup grated coconut
1/2 tbsp red chilly powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp jeera
3 shallots

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, red chillies and curry leaves, when it starts spluttering add the onions and saute till translucent.
Add the chopped bitter gourd and salt and cook on a medium heat until it becomes soft.
Now grind the ingredients for grinding into a coarse paste.
Add the tamarind juice, mix well and cook until done.
Serve with rice as a side dish...Happy meal!!!


  1. Oh my, this looks delicious!My mom would love this recipe,she loves bitter gourd! I found your blog through the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide our readers to your site if you won't mind.Just add your choice of foodista widget to this post and it's all set, Thanks!

  2. Ningalellam enthinanne eee thoranu oil cherkkunne? Oru manchatti vangikkode? Pinne kayyil oru urayittu nalla fine aayittariyanam. Appam pavakka thoranu nalla taste kittum... Potte Mathaichan kshamichu!


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