Pavakkai (Bitter gourd) Tawa Fry Written by Kamala Updated on January 6, 2023 in Poriyal Jump to Recipe Print RecipeThis side dish made by frying bitter gourd (Pavakkai) along with some Indian spices. Also try this Senai (Yam) tawa fry and okra tawa fry. Senai (Yam) Tawa FryDifficulty: EasyThis side dish is made with Senai (Yam) by frying in a skillet and can be served as a side for rice. Cuisine: Indian, Tamil Pin Print Pavakkai (Bitter gourd) Tawa Fry 0 from 0 votes Recipe by S Kamala Course: PoriyalCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy Servings4servingsPrep time5minutesCooking time20minutes This side dish made by frying bitter gourd (Pavakkai) along with some Indian spices. Ingredients Pavakkai (Bitter gourd) – 2 to 3 Nos Chilli Powder – 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder – 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder – 1/4 teaspoon Tamarind – A small gooseberry size Jaggery powdered – 1 teaspoon Oil – 2 teaspoons Salt – 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste Directions Soak tamarind in little water and take out thick juice. One tablespoon juice is required.Wash and cut the bitter gourd (pavakkai) into thin round slices. Put it in boiling water and allow to boil for one to two minutes and remove. Put the blanched bitter gourd pieces in a flat pan. Add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, tamarind juice, jaggery powder and salt. Mix it well and keep it aside for 5 to 10 minutes.Heat a skillet and arrange the marinated bitter gourd pieces in a single layer. Pour one or two teaspoons of oil over it and cook on low flame. After few seconds, turn each piece around. Cook for few more seconds. Repeat this and cook till it turns crisp and golden brown. Notes If you use non-stick skillet two teaspoons of oil is sufficient. Or else you have to add little more oil.