Bittergourd Vathal / Pavakkai Vathal

Day 2 of 17th Blogging Marathon, I present to you quite an unusual vathal" Pavakkai Vathal". It is very very easy to make. You do not need any special preparation to make this. The moment you think about, this can be made in less than an hour s time.


Bittergourd - 1 kg
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Salt - as required


Clean and wash the Bitter gourd
Slice them into thin pieces
Add turmeric powder and salt to boiling water 
Add the sliced bitter gourd to this and let it boil for 5 mins
Ensure that the bitter gourd is not fully done
Let it stand for some 10 mins 
Drain the water
Spread this on a plastic sheet or an aluminium sheet and dry it in the sun
Dry it till it is very hard to touch
To use this vathal, heat some oil in a wok 
When the oil is hot, deep fry a handful of them and serve with hot sambhar rice.

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Chef Mireille said...

what a wonderful idea, for those who like this bitter veggie

Priya Suresh said...

Wish i make some vathal with bittergourds,well done Kamalika.

Padmajha said...

This is so nice to make at home than to pay so much for a store brought pack.

Shri said...

This is one of our favourite kondattan's/vattal.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Love this!!!! Will taste divine with a bowl of Curd Rice!!!!

veena said...

will taste awesomwe with thair saadam!!

Jayanthi said...

Love vattral ....and the only way I like pavakai...somehow the bitter veggies and the crispiness goes well together. Good one.

Suma Gandlur said...

Good one.

sushma said...

one of my fav vadiyalu

The Pumpkin Farm said...

very interesting...i will defnitely try this for dear hubby...i am not grt fan of bitter gourd

Unknown said...

Very healthy one i too make them for my dad.

veena said...

I love this but nobody eats at my home:-(Looks very nice

Merlyn said...

Awesome idea !

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