For this Kuzhambu, the tiny size Pavakkai (chinna Pavakkai ) also known as “mithi Pavakkai ” tastes good. If you do not get this, then you can use regular bitter gourd also.
A popular recipe made with bitter gourd (pavakkai) paired with rice
This tangy bitter gourd (pavakkai) pachadi is made with tamarind and tomato. This can be served as side dish to rice.