Bitter gourd Ada (Paavakka Ada)

Ingredients for Bitter gourd Ada (Paavakka Ada):

1. Well-ripened bitter gourd chopped into small pieces – 1 cup

2. Coconut scrapped – 1.5 cups

3. Curry leaves chopped – 1 big spoon

4. Bird’s eye chilli (Kanthari) – As required

5. Shallots – 4 or 5

6. Tamarind – Gooseberry sized

7. Salt – For taste

How to prepare Bitter gourd Ada (Paavakka Ada)?

1. Add salt to bitter gourd and make a fine paste using a mixer.

2. Add remaining ingredients and grind again.

3. Spread ada to banana leaf pieces.

4. Heat a tawa and place them on it.

5. Flip both sides occasionally till ada is well cooked.

6. Serve hot.

Note: While choosing bitter gourd for preparing ada, chose well-ripen ones with red coloured seeds so that ada won’t tastes too much bitter.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine October 15-31, 2010

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