Pavakkai Pitlai (Bitter Gourd And Groundnut Curry)

Pavakkai Pitlai (Bitter Gourd And Groundnut Curry)

Preetha shows you a very basic and a simple recipe of a curry. She adds pitlai podi to the recipe, watch the video to know the recipe!


1. In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. Once it crackles, add curry leaves, karela, turmeric, hing and cook on a medium flame for a minute.

2. Add tamarind water. Cook on a medium flame till raw aroma of tamarind disappears.

3. Add pitlai powder , peanuts and enough water for gravy consistency.

4. Simmer on a medium flame with jaggery for 2 minutes.

5. Garnish with coriander (optional) and serve with rice and appalam or flatbreads.

Preetha Srinivasan

Preetha Srinivasan

Preetha�s endeavour is to promote south Indian cuisine through her YouTube channel, Dakshin Curry. She absolutely loves curry leaves, and can fit them happily into in any recipe. For those of you who curse the poor thing, dry roast and powder them or use them in your dishes and enjoy the health benefits she says.

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