Thursday, December 5, 2013

Pavakkai / Bitter Gourd Bajji

Just now I felt like I had Bitter Gourd. My Hus has bought it again. Though it has been a week, I could not complain as he picks vegetables whichever stays fresh and good. I was not interested to make chips or stir fry this time. I am not much fond of putting it in curries too. Then I thought why I not make something like a bajji. I tried and it came out very well. But still I like the chips a  lot. :)


Bitter Gourd 2
Besan Flour (Kadalai Maavu) 1/2 cup
Rice Flour 2 tblsp
Chilli Powder 1 tsp heaped
Cumin Powder 1/4 tsp
Tamarind - size of a small lemon
Oil for deep frying


Chop Bitter Gourd into thin slices.

Using a cup of water extract juice from Tamarind. Soak the Bitter Gourd slices in it for at least half an hour.
Squeeze and drain.


In a bowl, combine besan, rice flour, chilli powder, cumin powder and salt. Mix well. Add water little by little to form a thick batter without lumps.

Heat oil in a pan for deep frying. Dip the bitter gourd slices and coat them well with the batter. Deep fry until done. Make sure you deep fry in batches with little space in between each piece, or else they would stick together.

This bajji is less hot. Include more chilli powder according to your taste.

This is off to Vegan Thursdays. We are a group of bloggers who share only vegan recipes. To know more or to join click here.

Participate in my own event 'Eat Vegetables; Stay Healthy' and win vouchers.


Sanoli Ghosh said...

Very well goes with dal rice. Bitter gourd pakoda looks delicious and crisp.

Vrinda said...

Great Idea :) bhajjis look great :)

Unknown said...

I love pagarkkai.. bajji looks really nice..

Oriyarasoi said...

Great side dish with white rice......healthy one too!!

Oriyarasoi said...


Asiya Omar said...

Superb Roast.Looks very crispy.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Nice click!!!!!

Sangeetha Priya said...

delicious bitter gourd bajji n lovely clicks!!!