Pavakai /Karela /bittergourd - 1 medium
Yogurt - 1 cup
Grated fresh coconut - 1 Tblsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Greeen chillies - 5-6
Curry leaves - few
Haldi powder - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 3/4 tsp
Cut the karela into thin round slices.
Either fry them in oil or steam cook them in the microwave oven for 3-4 mins.
Take a wet grinder and grind the coconut, green chillies and jeera to a paste.
Take the cooked karela round pieces and put in a vessel.
Add the ground masala on top and mix nicely.
Dilute the curd nicely and add with karela mixture and mix nicely.
Add salt , curry leaves, haldi powder and mix nicely.
Keep this liquid mixture on the gas and boil 2-3 mins till the froth comes up.
Now off the flame quickly so that the mixture should not curdle.
Season in little oil mustard seeds and pour on the mor kuzhambu / kadhi.
T he pavakkai mor kuzhambu /karela kadhi is ready to be had with any curry
of your choice like parupu usili or even with fried applams.