Pavakka Thoran is an authentic vegetarian dish in Kerala Cuisine that goes very well with hot rice. Pavakka Thoran is prepared from bittergourd, a vegetable very largely cultivated and popular in Kerala.The dish is unique and special with finely grated bittergourd blended with a spicy coconut mixture. Bittergourd or Pavakka is nutritious, rich in vital nutrients required for body. Bittergourd or pavakka is well known for anti diabetic properties. It has an active insulin like compound that controls diabetics naturally.