Mar 3, 2017

Dondakaya Ullikaram Kura - Ivy Gourd Stir fry with onion and coconut

This small green lovely vegetable is all time favorite in my home. Recently I came to know that is vegetable is good for diabetic patients. It helps to normalize the blood sugar levels. It prevents kidney stones because this small vegetable is rich in Calcium.   
                       Dondakaya -- Ivy gourd or Gherkins in English, this is a popular vegetable in India. It is eaten as a side dish by stir frying or stuffed it with masala and saute or as a chutney (dipping). this small green colored vegetable is rich in beta-carotene.we make some delicious stir fry dishes with different flavours.This Ivy gourd stir fries are good combination for rice and dal.

dondakaya kura INGREDIENTS:---
Ivy gourd -- 1/2 kg(500 gms)
Oil --- 1 tab sp
Garlic cloves --- 5 crushed
Mustard seeds -- 1/2 tea sp
Urad dal --- 1 tea sp
Cumin seeds -- 1/2 teasp
Curry leaves -- 1 spring
Salt -- 1 teasp
Turmeric powder --1/4 tea sp
For Masala:--
Onion  -- 1 big cut in to cubes
Garlic   -- 5 cloves
Dry coconut  --- 1 tab sp
Red chilli powder  --- 1 tea sp
Grind all masala ingredients in to a coarse paste and set a side.
1.Wash tindora and remove the tip and tail and cut in to length wise peaces,each gourd will cut in to 6 long peaces.
2.Cook them in 1/2cup water and turmeric,salt to taste cook till tender. Strain if any extra water and set a side,
3. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds let them pop up then add cumin seeds,uard dal,curry leaves now add cooked tindora stir for 5 minuites
4. After 5minutes add ground masala stir for 3-4 minutes or fry till aroma comes out.


vaishali sabnani said...

Nice way to cook these gourds , It will pair well with rotis.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Nice one with ivy gourd. Makes a perfect side dish for all rice dishes..

Srivalli said...

I guess the spices added to this makes it more interesting. There was a time when I never touched this, now got used to it..good one to try..

Amara’s cooking said...

Simple yet delicious Padma. Yummy.

sushma said...

I love stir fries, quick and easy to make.

Harini R said...

My sister makes it but I haven't tried it with dondakaya. Good one.

Priya Suresh said...

Just need a bowl of hot steaming rice to enjoy this extremely delicious ivy gourd stir fry.

Archana said...

Padma stir fry is delicious

Sowmya :) said...

This looks very inviting Padma. All I need with it is a bowl of rice :)

Pavani said...

I'm drooling just thinking how delicious this curry tastes Padma. So simple and so yummy!!