Pavakkai pitlai bitter ground and groundnut curry recipe

By ravi kumar • March 19, 2018 0 Comments

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Author Notes: Pavakkai pitlai recipe is a kind of sambar made using bitter gourd and peanut in a fresh ground masala with coconut base. Bittergourd pitlai recipe is easy to make dish and even goes great with roti. Pavakkai pitlai gourd and groundnut curry is a famous Kuzhambu in Kerala and some parts of Kanyakumari district. ravi kumar


Serves 2

  • 1.5 tbsp sesame seed oil
  • Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Gosseberry sized tamarind dissolved in water
  • 2.5 tbsp Pitlai powder
  • 1 tbsp jaggery
  • Coriander leaves
  1. 1. In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. Once it crackles, add curry leaves, karela, turmeric, hing and cook on a medium flame for a minute.
  2. 2. Add tamarind water. Cook on a medium flame till raw aroma of tamarind disappears.
  3. 3. Add pitlai powder , peanuts and enough water for gravy consistency.
  4. 4. Simmer on a medium flame with jaggery for 2 minutes.
  5. 5. Garnish with coriander (optional) and serve with rice and appalam or flatbreads.

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