Pavakka Manga Curry (Bitter gourd and Mango Curry)

Pavakka Manga curry

Pavakka Manga Curry (Bitter gourd and Mango Curry)
Recipe source :Sankeerthanam

½ cup bitter gourd slices
½ cup raw mango chopped
1 cup thin coconut milk
1 cup thick coconut milk
1 onion sliced
2 green chilies
2 sprig curry leaves
2-3 whole dry red chili
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp mustard seeds
½ tsp chili powder
½ tsp roasted cumin powder
½ tsp fenugreek powder
1 tsp jaggery syrup (or sugar)
1 tbsp oil

Heat oil and add mustard seeds.
When it splutters, add whole chilies, curry leaves and fenugreek powder and stir.
Add onions and stir for 2 mins.
Add bitter gourds and stir for few minutes.
Add mangoes and mix well.
Add chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and green chilies. Mix well.
Add thin coconut milk and let it simmer till the bitter gourd and mango pieces are cooked.
Add thick coconut milk and turn the heat to low. Simmer for few min. Add jaggery syrup to adjust bitterness.
Add roasted cumin powder mix and take off fire.
Serve with rice.

Notes: Go for fresh coconut milk if you can. Otherwise use 2 tbsp coconut powder for thin milk and 4 tbsp for thick milk mixed with warm water.

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