Thursday, May 10, 2018

Andhra Style Stuffed Ivy Gourd Fry/ Gutti Dondakaya Vepudu

Stuffed Ivy gourd is one of my favorite dishes which my mom makes often. I love anything made out of ivy gourd. When in school, if any of my friends brought the stuffed ivy gourd, I used to trade them with my food and I enjoyed eating this stuffed version. I love to eat Andhra food a lot. My mom makes the best version. During school days, for lunch box along with rice, she used to send me varieties of dishes. She is an expert in Kerala cuisine but most of the traditional Andhra dishes, she used to learn and prepare for us. Feeling very nostalgic.

This is an easy dish which can be prepared within no time through the preparation part of slicing the ivy gourd is little time consuming, but worth the effort. Just roast and grind all the spices and stuff the paste in ivy gourd and fry them in little oil till soft and tender. Voila... a mouthwatering dish is ready to go with hot steaming rice.

This stir-fry has a nice crunchy outside and nutty flavor inside. Hope you all might like it. Try it out and let me know...
Ivy Gourd- 10- 15nos
Red Chilis- 3 nos
Sesame Seeds- 2 tbsp
Peanuts- 1/4 Cup
Urad Dal- 1 tbsp
Coriander Seeds- 1 tbsp
Oil- 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds-1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds-1 tsp
Heat 1 tbsp of oil, roast the red chilis, urad dal, peanuts, coriander seeds and urad dal. When roasted well switch off the flame and let it cool. Grind to a fine paste along with required amount of salt and water.
Chop the ends of the ivy gourd and slit lengthwise. Stuff the above made paste in the ivy guard and keep this aside.
Heat the remaining oil in a wok, splutter the mustard and cumin seeds.
Add the stuffed ivy gourd, stir for 5 minutes on a medium flame. Close with a lid and let this cook for about 10- 15 minutes on a slow flame, stirring in between.
Once when they turn soft and cooked, switch off the flame and serve along with hot steamed rice.

1 comment:

  1. ooh I have to book mark this, I remember once my husband brought these when he visited India and I had no idea what to do with them


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