Bitter Gourd Kichadi (Pavakka kichadi)














  1. Bitter Gourd(Pavakka) – 250 gms
  2. Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
  3. Green chilly – 100 gms
  4. Mustard seeds – 2 tsp
  5. Curd – 1/2 litre
  6. Dry red chilly – 1
  7. Oil – 200 gms
  8. Salt  to taste
  9. Curry leaves

fried pavakka


  1. Slice the bitter gourd into thin round pieces. Deep fry until brown and crispy. Place them on a  tissue paper so as to remove the excess oil. You can use ladies finger instead of bitter gourd.
  2. Grind coconut, green chilly, mustard seeds in to a fine paste.
  3. Mix well coconut paste  with curd, pavakka pieces and salt.
  4. Boil on low flame and once bubble comes, turn off the heat.
  5. Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds, red chillies and curry leaves and add it to the above mixture.


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11 Responses

  1. notyet100 says:

    looks good,..nd yummy new one for me,, w we plannin to keep bloggers meet on 22nd..of june if interested do let me knw,.

  2. Swati Raman says:

    hey.. something new n interesting…

  3. sia says:

    i first thought its gujju kichidi and then realised its kichadi. what does kichadi exactly mean here?
    cocont in any gravy has to be my fav.

  4. Happy Cook says:

    I love kitchidies, looks good

  5. Asha says:

    Love the masala ingredients, looks great!:)

  6. Sukanya says:

    Kichadi out of Bitter Gourd…. Nice different recipe. Never tried it before. Looks good.

  7. ranji says:

    i make a similar dish with fried bhindi’s..i also use coconut milk instead of it::)..urs looks yummmmm.

  8. Sangeeth says:

    lovel recipe…but have never tried it with pavakai…i guess its a good combo…lemme try

  9. Madhavi says:

    Nice recipe, khichdi looks great!!!

  10. sowmya says:

    nice recipe with pavakai..will make this for sure..

  11. Lakshmi says:

    a new dish for me..looks good

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