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1 March, 2015

Bittergourd in spicy, tangy gravy (Pavakkai gojju)- Meatless Monday

Bittergourd in spicy, tangy gravy (Pavakkai gojju)- Meatless Monday
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Bitter gourd is one of those vegetables that I have a love-hate relationship with. I always disliked it in childhood, but as I learn to cook it in interesting ways, I’ve begun to love it. I have started cooking it more for its immense health benefit (lowering blood sugar) and the folates and phyto-nutrients it
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8 March, 2014

Baked Bitter Gourd Chips (or rather, “better” gourd chips!)

Baked Bitter Gourd Chips (or rather, “better” gourd chips!)
Comments : 15 Posted in : Appetizer, side dish, snack on by : apsara
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  Some time ago, I posted a curry recipe with bitter gourd in gravy, and after that I’ve been experimenting with making a simple, ‘bitter-less’, dry curry with the green vegetable. And baking provided a solution- hey, it always makes things simple, doesn’t it? I’m very thrilled with this recipe because it was an instant
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28 February, 2014

paavakkai pitlai- bitter gourd curry in tamarind/lentil gravy

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If there is one vegetable that I have hated to eat in childhood, it is the bitter gourd or pavakkai. But it is supposed to have great nutritional benefits. One has to learn to cook it in the proper way with enough spices to mask the bitterness and make it enjoyable. Here’s a recipe for
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