Friday, February 18, 2011

BitterGuard pakoda/பாவக்காய் பகோடா

Bitter gourd is cosidered as a good medicine for diabetic patients.this also helps to cure blood disorders and eye problems.
this contains more beta-carotene than broccoli,more calcium then spinach and more potassium than banana.
I love to crunch this crispy pakoda made of pavakka........
pakoda will be liked by all as there is hardly any bitter taste after cooking. ...


Bittergourd - 2 long ones
Besan / Channadal flour - 1 cups
Riceflour-1/2 cup
Chilli powder - 3 tbsps
Salt to taste


  • Chopped bittergourds to small pieces and add chilli powder,turmeric and salt soak it for 30 minutes
  • In a big vessel , mix pavakka ,floursand little asfotedia
  • Add sufficient water and mix them as per the required proportion.
  • Heat oil for deep frying in a heavy bottomed vessel . Once hot, drop mixture to make pakodas.
  • Slowly cook Crispy and tasty Pavakkai pakoda is ready

  • The bitter gourd pakoda goes very well with rasam and any kind of rice.


  1. Adichi nevuthunga Sheena...looks very crispy, must hv tasted great !!!

  2. Crispy and yummy pakodas,nice recipe.