Pavakkai Poriyal Recipe is a simple delicious sweet and sour preparation of the super healthy vegetable Bitter gourd with the addition of amchur powder and jaggery, this karela sabzi becomes more delicious. The best flavours of this Pavakkai Curry (Karela Ki Sabzi) comes from the addition of roasted peanuts and lots of chopped coriander leaves. 

Did you know:  Asafoetida has lot of medicinal value. According to ayurvedic medicine, it is used for breathing problems including chronic bronchitis and asthma. It is also used for digestion problems including intestinal gas, upset stomach, irritable bowel syndrome and so much more.

And hence ensuring that we use a good quality hing (SSP Asafoetida) is extremely essential. The good part about SSP Asafoetida is that it has no Arabic gum and hence it has strong intense flavors, thereby using just a pinch would be just perfect for a dish.

Serve the Pavakkai Poriyal along with Tomato Rasam, Keerai Sambar and Steamed Rice for a comforting weekday meal.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Karela Recipes such as:

  1. Karela Masala Sabzi Recipe
  2. Bihari Karela And Aloo Ki Subzi Recipe
  3. Stuffed Karela With Aloo Recipe

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    There are a variety of rice grains available and you might choose a variety that your family has been eating for generations or you might want to try another new variety. The variety of rice grain used makes a difference in the texture and graininess of the rice. The older the rice the longer it takes to cook, the more polished the rice is, it tends to get cooked faster and also mushy if there is excess water. With practice and the depending on the kind of rice you use, you will be able to arrive at the correct water proportion for cooking rice. The pressure cooker method and the sauce pan method, both yield different textures of rice. If you like soft sticky rice, then pressure cooker accomplishes that very easily. If you are looking at a grainy texture then sauce pan method is a better method.

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