Pavakka Pickle

  1. Bittergourd 6
  2. Curry leaves two handful
  3. Fenugeek seeds 1 Tsp
  4. Gingely / veg oil 
  5. Green chilly 16 to 20
  6. Mustard seeds 2 Tsp
  7. Salt
  8. Sliced garlic 20 pods
  9. Sliced ginger 3 Tbsp
  10. Turmeic powder two pinch
  11. Vinegar 1 cup
  12. Water 1 cup

Clean bitter gourd into lengthwise pieces after and cut. Mix it with vinegar and and little salt keep it aside for 1 hr or more. Squeeze it and keep it aside (the above procedure helps to decrease the bitterness). Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. When it splutters, add curry leaves, sliced ginger, garlic and green chilly. Saute it for few mins and add a pinch of turmeric pdr and salt. Pour water and vinegar into this and boil it well. Reduce the flame and place the bitter gourd, mix it and remove it from fire. (You can increase or decrease the amount of chilly and vinegar according to your taste).