Pavakkai Puli Kulambu Recipe | Bitter Gourd Curry


Pavakkai Puli Kulambu Recipe

Pavakkai Puli Kulambu Recipe
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Pavakkai Puli Kulambu Recipe | Bitter Gourd Curry

Pavakkai Puli Kulambu Recipe - It is ready when the Pavakkai pieces (Bitter gourd ) is going to be so filled with spices and tastly .
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: tamilnadu
Servings: 4
Author: Papitha Ranganathan


Ingredients for Pavakkai Puli Kulambu

  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1 onion
  • 200 g Bitter gourd pavakkai sliced thinly
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Chilli Powder
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • a tsp Jaggery or Sugar
  • 1 Lemon sized Tamarind puli
  • Water as needed


How to cook the recipe

  • Soak tamarind(puli) in water for 10 mins. Squeeze and extract the juice, keep aside.Peel the shallots and cut the pavakkai thinly.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, urad dal, fenugreek seeds, Once the mustard seeds started splutter add curry leaves.
  • Add onion , bitter gourd(pavakkai) and tomatoes and saute for 15 mins till it slightly turns golden.
  • Add tamarind extract and mix well.
  • Add in spice powders like turmeric powder, coriander powder, chili powder,salt and mix well.
  • dilute the jaggery in water or add directly to the kuzhambu and mix well.
  • Bring it to a boil, simmer for 10 to 15 mins till the oil oozses on top.
  • Puli kuzhambu is ready now you can Serve with steamed rice.

Papitha Ranganathan

I'm Papitha Ranganathan house wife and food blogger. I love to cook various cuisines in my kitchen which comes out so delicious. I would like to share my recipes here.

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