Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Kayapakka(Bitter Guard) Pachadi

Kayapakka(bitter guard) pachadi is a traditional Kerala dish made using coconut and yogurt.

  • Kayapakka (bitter guard) 1/2 cup cut in small pieces
  • Mustard seeds 1 tbs
  • Curry leaves 
  • Salt as required
  • Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
  • Curd 3/4 cup
  • Ginger 1 small piece chopped
  • Green chilli 3 
  • Coconut 1/4 cup
  • Dry red chilli 2 


Put water in a small sauce pan add bitter guard pieces, green chilli, ginger pieces and salt and cook till bitter guard get soft. Grind the coconut, curd, 1/4 tsp mustard seeds, cumin seeds together. Add the ground coconut into the bitter guard and mix well in low flame for 2 minutes. Splutter mustard seeds followed by whole red chilli, curry leaves and coconut. Add this seasoning to the pachadi and mix well. Serve with rice.

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