Ayurvedic Recipe · Bitterguard · Carrot · Poriyal/ Curry · Side Dish

Paavakkai Carrot Poriyal | Bitter-Sweet Subji

Paavakkai Carrot Poriyal
Paavakkai Carrot Poriyal


Serves: 3

Choose organic ingredients whenever possible.

Ingredients : (Visit English – Tamil – Hindi translation/ஆங்கிலம்-தமிழ் மொழி பெயர்பு)

  • Thinly Sliced Bitter gourd – 2 cups
  • Thinly Sliced Carrots – 2 cups
  • Shredded Nuts – 1 tbsp (soak nuts overnight and shred. I used Brazil Nuts)
  • Sambar Powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil/ Ghee – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Salt – To taste

Get Started:

  • Heat ghee/oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and asafoetida. Saute for few seconds.
  • Add the veggies, sambar powder, salt & turmeric powder and cook covered in low-medium flame till the veggies turn soft.
  • Switch off the flame and add nuts and mix well.

Tasty and healthy Poriyal is ready!

Enjoy it as a side-dish for Variety Rice.


  • Bitter gourd pacifies Pitta and Kapha but aggravates Vata.
  • Cooked Carrot is Tridoshic.
  • Always soak nuts to aid digestion.
  • Brazil Nuts are rich in Selenium.


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