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What is Pavakka?

What is Pavakka?

Bitter Gourd (Pavakka in Malayalam or Karela in Hindi).

What is Kaipakka?

Slice the bitter gourd into half length wise as thin as you can get. 2. In a pan heat 1 tbsp oil and add sliced shallots,crushed garlic, curry leaves and saute till light brown in color. Add remaining 1/2 tbsp of oil and fry till light brown in colour.

What is bitter gourd Kerala?

Bitter melon — also known as bitter gourd or Momordica charantia — is a tropical vine that belongs to the gourd family and is closely related to zucchini, squash, pumpkin, and cucumber. It’s cultivated around the world for its edible fruit, which is considered a staple in many types of Asian cuisine.

Is bitter gourd juice good for health?

Bitter gourd juice contains a train of important nutrients ranging from iron, magnesium and vitamin to potassium and vitamin C. An excellent source of dietary fiber, it also contains twice the calcium of spinach, beta-carotene of broccoli, and the potassium of a banana.

What is the English name of Pavakka?

Pavakkai / Bitter Gourd The scientific name of Pavakkai is Momordica charantia.

What is the English name of Kaipakka?

Vegetable Names in English, Malayalam, Hindi, and Tamil

English Malayalam Hindi
Bitter gourd, bitter melon Paavakka, Pavakka (Kaipakka) karela
Bottle gourd, opo squash, Calabash Sorekai, Churakka lauki, ghia, Louki, Dudhi, Ghiya
Broad beans Avarakka paapidi
Broccoli Broccoli

How do you reduce bitterness of bitter gourd?

Here’s a list of five easy tips that can come quite handy to you in removing the bitterness from bitter gourd.

  1. Scrape Off The Rugged Surface.
  2. Remove big seeds3. Use Salt.
  3. Squeeze The Juice.
  4. Squeeze out the juice from the bitter gourd5. Use Diluted Yogurt.

Can I drink bitter gourd juice daily?

Drink karela juice every day to manage diabetes, asthma and boost digestion. Loaded with nutrients like potassium, vitamin C, iron, magnesium and several medicinal properties, bitter gourd or karela must be included in your diet every day.

What to make with white Kerala pavakka?

My mom is an expert in preparing Pavakka / Bitter Gourd/ Karela dishes and her Pavakka Achar has been a family favourite since ages. Last time, when she came, we made Pavakka Theeyal, Thoran, Pickle, Pavakka Fry, Pavakka Kichadi etc., with the white Kerala Pavakka we got here.

How to prepare pavakka Achar at home?

Heat oil in a pan or cheena chatti splutter mustard seeds, fry ginger, garlic and curry eaves. When they turn golden switch of the gas and add salt, chilly powder, fenugreek powder and kayam. Mix well and cook for few seconds until their raw smell leaves. Add fried bitter gourd pieces, vinegar and mix well..Pavakka achar is ready

How to make pavakka Achar/bitter gourd pickle?

Add fried bitter gourd pieces, vinegar and mix well..Pavakka achar is ready Pavakka Achar / Bitter Gourd Pickle in different taste – using green chilly/birds’eye chilli/kanthari mulaku

What is pavakka (kaipakka)?

Pavakka, also known as Kaipakka and Karela, aids in lowering the cholesterol levels as well. Many people dislike Pavakka beacause of its bitterness; not me! Vinegar in the Pavakka Achar/ Pavakka Pickle controls the bitterness and so, it tastes awesome just like Kadumanga achar/ mango pickle, sweet and sour Dates lime pickle or any other pickle.

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