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Bitter gourd potato fry recipe

Pavakkai urulai roast or bittergourd potato fry is a simple stir fry recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: poriyal, stir fry recipes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 2 cups bittergourd - chopped or cut lengthwise
  • 1 large potato - chopped or cut lengthwise
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 5 cloves garlic - crushed
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 large onion - thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp jaggery water


  • Heat oil and crackle mustard seeds and urad dal.
  • when it pops, add bittergourd, potatoes, garlic, salt and turmeric powder. Mix well.
  • sprinkle little water, close cook for 5 minutes.
  • open and add sliced onions, chilli powder and mix well.
  • fry in simmer until roasted. keep stirring in between.
  • lastly, add jaggery water and give it a mix.
  • serve hot with rice and curry.