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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Bittergourd Vada(Pakarkai Vadai)

This Lentil Vada  is a mild-spiced,soft and flattened Lentil-bittergourd balls,deep-fried and served Indian teatime snack that can be served with tomato ketchup or Coconut Chutney.Bittergourd should be slit in the middle,seeds removed and soaked in boiling water for a min.Turn off the flame and drain the water after a min.This reduces the unwanted bitterness of the bittergourd.Then chop it coarsely and add it to the ground gramdal mixture.Don't serve this Vadai to guests cause Elders say that bittergourd reflects a gesture of bitterness.Enjoy ur teatime!. BonAppetit!.

Bittergourd Vada(Pakarkai Vadai)


1 bittergourd - finely chopped coarsely
10 sambar(small) onions - finely chopped
3 whole long red chillies
1 cup split gram dhal(kadalai paruppu)-soaked for 40 mins
2 tbsp grated coconut
1 cm peeled ginger piece
1 tsp saunf
1/4 tsp salt
few chopped curry leaves
few chopped coriander leaves
300 ml refined oil


1.Grind coarsely the soaked gram dhal with whole red chillies,saunf and ginger without adding water using a mixer grinder.
2.Take a bowl.Add the coarsely chopped bittergourd,saunf,chopped onions,grated coconut,salt,curry leaves and few chopped coriander leaves to the ground gram dhal mixture and mix well.
3.Shape them into round flat-sized vadas.
4.Heat oil in a non-stick kadai.Fry the Groundnut Vadai till it turns golden brown on bothsides.
5.Serve this bittergourd Vadai hot with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup..


Zareena said...

Never knew that , yummy vadas can be made with bittergourd. This looks yumm.

sangee vijay said...

i use to make bitter gourd pakodas but vadai sounds new and yummy...vada looks crispy too...great recipe!!!

Prathima Rao said...

Yummy vadas!!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Vadai with pavakkai is a lovely idea... !
Krithi's Kitchen
Event: Serve It - Festival Potluck

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply delicious looking vadas.

Hamaree Rasoi

divya said...

delicious and yummy...

Ramya said...

vadai with bottle gourd sounds soo innovaive..Cant wait to try it!

M RAVI KUMAR said...

Great!I will definitely serve this dish to my relatives,lol.