Bittergourd pickle/ Pavakka pickle


  1)Cut bitter gourd thick round pieces – 250 gm
   Garlic cloves – 1 /2 cup

 2)Green chilli – 16 nos

 3)Gingelly oil -2 tbsp

     Mustard – 1 tsp
     Fenugreek -1 /4 tsp

 4)Ginger chopped -1 tbsp

 5) Water  – 1 cup
      Vinegar – 2 dstsp
      Lime juice – 2 tabs
     Sugar – 1 tsp
     Salt to taste


Steam bitter gourd , Garlic cloves, and  green chillies in a steamer ( dont over cook bitter gourd and green chillies should not change the colour ) .Allow tissue paper to absorb all the water from  garlic clove, bitter gourd, green chillies. In a pan, splutter mustard and fenugreek seeds .Now saute ginger . Add green chillies ( chillies should not lose its colour ) and saute well . Add 5th ingredients when this begins to boil rapidly, add bitter gourd and garlic cloves . Keep this for one day, from next day onward  you can enjoy Bitter gourd pickle .Keep this refrigerated.


12 thoughts on “Bittergourd pickle/ Pavakka pickle”

    • Priya, you can allow tissue paper to absorb water from bittergourd, green chillies and garlic cloves .I have corrected the recipie. Thank u for ur lovely comments

  1. Have never heard of this pickle sounds so simple!! Nice one dear 🙂
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  3. Very yumm & delicious tangy pickle!!

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