Vysya's Delicious Recipes -Dosa Corner


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bitter Melon podi/ Pavakka podi - Kakarakaya Podi - Bitter gourd podi

    Bitter Gourd (kakarakaya) podi goes well with hot rice.The bitterness of Bitter melon might turn some people away, it can really sweeten your health, because of its disease preventing and health promoting phyto chemical compounds.The pods are rich in phytonutrients like dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. Fresh bitter melon is an excellent source of vitamin-C .

Bitter Melon podi


Bitter Melon - 1.
Roasted channa dal- 2 tbsp.
Red chilli  -3.
hing - a generous pinch.
coconut - 2 tbsp [grated].
oil - to fry.


  • cut the bitterMelon into two and remove the seeds, and grate the bitter melon.

  • Heat an oil add grated bitter Melon and saute  for 9 - 11 minutes,in a low flame, till it gets dry and raw smell goes.
  • Grind Roasted channa dal, Red chilli, hing and salt to gether in a blender to a fine powder.finally add coconut and run once,till everything combines.
  • Add the powder to  bitter Melon mix well and saute for 2 more minutes.
  • It goes well with rice.