Pavakkai fry is a popular South Indian dish made with bitter gourd (also known as bitter melon or karela) as the main ingredient. It is a simple and flavorful dish that is usually enjoyed as a side dish with rice or roti.
If you find the bitterness of the bitter gourd too strong, you can soak the sliced bitter gourd in butter milk water for about 15-20 minutes before cooking. This helps to reduce the bitterness. Remember to rinse and drain the bitter gourd slices thoroughly before cooking.