The health benefits of bitter gourd (‘pavakkai’ in Tamil) are quite well known. They are rich in dietary fibre and Vitamin K, and low in calories. They are great for keeping one’s weight and blood sugar levels in control. Indian cuisine has a wide range of dishes that use bitter gourd, some really innovative. However, a whole lot of people shun this vegetable, thanks to its bitter taste. I used to be one of those people too, till I discovered the real beauty of the bitter gourd and made it a regular feature in my kitchen.
The last weekend, on a short holiday in Madras, I came across these lovely baby bitter gourds (‘midhi pavakkai‘ in Tamil) at a vegetable vendor’s. They looked so cute, lying there in their basket, that I absolutely had to get some back home with me to Bangalore. 😉 This delicious, delicious Baby Bitter Gourd Stir Fry aka Midhi Pavakkai Poriyal is what happened to them.
Check out the recipe, just in on my blog!
… have been among the most eventful, and interesting ones, in our family. A lot happened in these two weeks, after over a year of inactivity.
Bubboo went on her first trip to Madras with her parents, where she saw the beach for the first time ever and bonded with her great-grandmother and Mama-Thatha. Some sightseeing and some shopping happened too, after what seems like ages. Yay!
Then, finally, Dabolima aka Bubboo met the Goan waters. 🙂 Her parents tagged along, of course! 😉 The trip to Goa also happened to be Bubboo’s first airplane journey.
We had some of the most delicious food at both these places, and met some really interesting, colourful people. And, we put on oodles of weight, but that is a small price to pay for all the fun we had.
We are back home now, exhausted, with a lot of chores piled up, but with a lot of great experiences and wonderful memories in our wallet. Detailed posts will, hopefully, be up on the blog soon! Wait for ’em!