Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Aakakarakaya /Spiny Gourd Fry

It is small ovoid, green and full of soft spines and looks like a baby sister of bitter gourd but not definitely not in taste.It is known as aakakarakaya in Telugu.

This vegetable has got a wonderfull crunchy bite and complements very well with rice. As it is a seasonal vegetable I am sure you can try it out.

  • 250 gms aakakarakaya/kantola (medium size)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cummin/jeera
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 8-10 garlic pods
  • 3 whole red chillies
Wash and cut the aakakarakaya in the ends and slice and cut through each into four pieces.

Heat 1 tsp oil add cummin seeds, once it splutter add the garlic pods and red chilles and saute for 1 minute or till garlic pods turn golden brown.Let is cool and make a fine powder.

In the same pan add the remaining oil once it heats up in high flame , add the akakarakaya, then add some turmeric, mix well and cover with low flame. Let it cook until it becomes tender, again make the flame high remove the cover and continue to fry till all the water evaporates and becomes golden brown. Then add the above prepared chilli garlic powder. And stir nicely.

Serve with hot ghee rice and enjoy


Aps prabhu said...

I like phagil(as we call it)
this is interesting recipe

Hasna Hamza Layin said...

I ve no idea abt ths recipe...bt luks so yummy

Vandana Rajesh said...

delicious, have never tried this one..adding it to my to try list.thank you for sharing!!

Ramya Krishnamurthy said...

really delicious sis.bookmarked

kitchen queen said...

delicious kantola curry. I usually end up making pitlai with kantolas which is very tasty too.

Sayantani said...

my son loves this vegetable. his is new recipe. will try.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Nutritious and tasty looking fry. Must try it out once.

Priya Suresh said...

Never cooked this gourd, stir fry looks incredible.

Douglas Fleming said...

Is this an indian food if i am not mistaken or not?. By the way this vegetable recipe seems delicious and would like to cook it for my grandmas birthday.

Lucette Delacroix said...

I don't have any idea on this Indian recipe but I'm sure that it is yummy. I already taste some of Indian dish and it was great.

Anu Shoj said...

never heard of this veggie....interesting....

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Anonymous said...

oh this is one of our most cherished veggies,how we wish we had it supplied all year round...unfortunately we don't get these in markets all time...but whenever we do we will be trying this scrumptious recipe :-)


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