Monday, July 9, 2012

Mini Bitter Gourd Fry (Chinna Kakarakaya Vepudu/Midhi Pavakkai)

South Indian Vegetarian Main Course Special
Andhra/Tamil Cuisine
Mini Bitter Gourd Fry (Chinna Kakarakaya Vepudu/Midhi Pavakkai)
Serves 2

I have been seeing these small Bitter Gourds since January but finally got to try these with help of my Mom who recently has started growing these in Delhi & believe me they look very Nice on the creepers with our North Indian neighbors asking for more!!

In Tamil, this Bitter Gourd is called the Midhi Pavakkai & in Telugu it is Chinna Kakarakaya

These are also the tastier one than the regular Bitter Gourd

Extra Light Olive Oil/Olive Pomace Oil-
Mini Bitter Gourd (Chinna Kakarakaya/Midhi Pavakkai)-
Salt- to taste
Red Chilli Powder (optional)

Separate the top strings & the ends from the main part
Also check for any Gourd which may be unusually soft, red or damaged

Heat Oil & add the Gourds till stir fried on Medium High Flame til they get some colour

 Add Salt & Red Chilli Powder & Toss to mix it all well

Serve Fresh with Steamed Rice (with Warm Melted Ghee of course!), Dal/Pappu, Vegetable Tamarind Stew/Pulusu & Set Curd!

Feel free to share your views & do let us know how this one turned out :)


  1. That looks mouthwatering! Good that you get to grow your pavakkai. Must be satisfying to eat something home grown.

    1. Thanks for the Feedback Arvindh..& yes I will post the pictures of her Garden soon!