Pavakkai ellu puli pachadi

Here’s one more recipe with pavakkai the not so preferred vegetable in most of the households. This time its puli pachadi. Do try it, it’s packed with many healthy benefits of pavakkai and ellu.


Bitter gourd / pavakkai 1

Tamarind lemon size

Urad dal 1 teaspoon

Red chili 2

Sesame seed / ellu 1 teaspoon

Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

Jaggery 1 tablespoon

Turmeric 1/2 teaspoon

Salt 1 teaspoon

Sesame oil 2 teaspoon

Few curry leaves.


Wash and cut the pavakkai into small pieces.Soak tamarind in water for sometime and remove its juice. Heat one spoon of oil in a pan and saute the pavakkai for two minutes. Now add the turmeric pwd , salt and jaggery, lower the flame and allow it to cook.Dry roast the sesame seeds, keep aside. Heat 1/2 spoon oil, fry the urad dal, red chili till the dal changes colour, cool it and powder it along with sesame seeds. Once the pavakkai is cooked,add the grounded powder to it ,mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes, put of the heat. Heat the remaining oil, add the mustard seeds ,when they crack add the curry leaves, pour this over the pachadi. Pavakkai ellu pachadi ready.


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