Pavakkai Vathal / Sun Dried Bitter Gourd | How to make Pavakkai Vathal / Sun Dried Bitter Gourd

By Hema Shakthi  |  15th Jul 2016  |  
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Pavakkai Vathal / Sun Dried Bitter Gourdby Hema Shakthi
  • Prep Time

    96

    Hours
  • Cook Time

    15

    mins
  • Serves

    4

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About Pavakkai Vathal / Sun Dried Bitter Gourd Recipe

Vathal is one of the traditional Tamil nadu food item made by drying vegetables in hot sun. Bitter gourd is made into a vathal by adding it to boiling water, turmeric and salt and then drying it in hot sun. After drying, we can fry it and use whenever we want.

Pavakkai Vathal / Sun Dried Bitter Gourd is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Pavakkai Vathal / Sun Dried Bitter Gourd is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Pavakkai Vathal / Sun Dried Bitter Gourd by Hema Shakthi will help you to prepare the perfect Pavakkai Vathal / Sun Dried Bitter Gourd in your kitchen at home. Pavakkai Vathal / Sun Dried Bitter Gourd needs 5760 minutes for the preparation and 15 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Pavakkai Vathal / Sun Dried Bitter Gourd. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Pavakkai Vathal / Sun Dried Bitter Gourd. In case you have any questions on how to make the Pavakkai Vathal / Sun Dried Bitter Gourd you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Hema Shakthi. Pavakkai Vathal / Sun Dried Bitter Gourd will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Pavakkai Vathal / Sun Dried Bitter Gourd

Ingredients to make Pavakkai Vathal / Sun Dried Bitter Gourd

  • Bitter gourd - 4
  • salt - 1 ½ teaspoon or as needed
  • turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
  • water - 4 to 5 cups

How to make Pavakkai Vathal / Sun Dried Bitter Gourd

  1. Wash and cut the bitter gourd into thin round pieces.
  2. Boil water with turmeric powder and salt.
  3. When it boils, switch off the stove and add the cut bitter gourd and close it with a lid.
  4. After 5 minutes drain the water and dry the bitter gourd pieces in a tray or cloth or plastic sheet in hot sun.
  5. Remove them in the evening and dry till 3 or 4 days till it dries completely and becomes crisp.
  6. Store it in an airtight container.
  7. When required, take some and fry them in hot oil and serve.
  8. Tastes well with Kuzhambu and rice.

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