Dondakaya Pappula Podi ~ Ivy gourd With Spiced Chickpea Powder


Pappula podi is a versatile spiced powder that enhances the flavor profile of vegetarian dishes lending them a unique taste. Most vegetables on the likes of okra, eggplant, ivy gourd and bitter gourd taste remarkably good when seasoned with Pappula podi. Constituents of this magic potion aka Putnala podi are roasted chick peas, dry coconut and red chili powder.

Dondakaya Pappula Podi Vepudu Recipe

Prep: 45-50 mts

Serves: 4 persons

Cuisine: Andhra

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Ingredients:

250 gms /1/4 kg Dondakayalu/Tendli/Ivy Gourd/Gherkins

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

10-12 curry leaves

1 large onion, finely sliced

1/2 tsp red chilli pwd

pinch of coriander pwd

salt to taste

1 1/2 – 2 tbsps oil

Grind to a fine powder (Pappula Podi)

1 tbsp dry coconut, grated

1-2 garlic cloves (optional)

2 dry red chilies, dry roast for a mt

pinch of cumin seeds, dry roast for a mt

1 1/2 tbsps roasted chickpeas/dalia/putnala pappu

pinch of salt

1 Wash dondakayalu and nip the tip and tail ends. Slice them into thin pieces and keep aside.
2 Heat a heavy bottomed cooking vessel, add oil, once hot, reduce to medium flame. Add cumin seeds and curry leaves and fry for a few seconds till the aroma emanates the kitchen.
3 Add the dondakaya pieces and saute on medium heat for 3 mts. Add the sliced onions, reduce to low flame, place lid, let it cook, approx 15 minutes. Keep checking in between, sauteing them so that they don’t burn. The sauteed tindora will lose moisture and begin to have a wrinkled appearance. Remove lid at this stage and saute on low for 7-8 mts.
4 Add salt and turmeric pwd and mix well. Saute on medium heat for 5-6 minutes, keep sauteing so that it doesn’t burn. Add red chilli pwd and coriander pwd and mix. Cook on low-medium flame for another 12-15 mts, without lid. Add pappula podi and mix well. Turn off heat.
5 Serve hot with steamed rice.

Dondakaya Pappula Podi ~ Ivy gourd With Spiced Chickpea Powder

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Main Ingredients:

  1. ivy gourd
  2. onion
  3. roasted chickpeas

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Pappula podi is a versatile spiced powder that enhances the flavor profile of vegetarian dishes lending them a unique taste. Most vegetables on the likes of okra, eggplant, ivy gourd and bitter gourd taste remarkably good when seasoned with Pappula podi.

Sailu

I'm a food blogger, food photographer and organic gardener based out of India. I enjoy cooking for my family using fresh produce from my vegetable garden and farmer's market. I love to try out various cuisines and perfect my cooking skills. I believe that hard work, self-discipline, and a positive attitude cannot help but reap a harvest of fantastic results. Say hello and join me on Pinterest, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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22 Responses

  1. Nishi says:

    Hi Sailu,

    The curry looks so simple and delicious. Nice recipe

  2. Saritha says:

    Sailu, A silly question — when you say roasted chickpeas, do you mean dalia or dried chana? The recipe looks yummy, so I thought I’d confirm.

  3. pinky says:

    Nice recipe But the photo didnt helped much

  4. Saritha says:

    Sailu, Thanks for the prompt reply :-) Can’t wait to try out this recipe.

  5. jyothi says:

    Hi sailu,

    looks yummy, but i have one doubt? are we supposed to use all pappulu or only one? can you please tell me

  6. jyothi says:

    thanku sailu

  7. Sharada says:

    Shilaja garu,

    I liked the curry. I am getting plenty of fresh Dondakayalu from my garden.
    I tried all your recipes this summer.All of them very good.This one is really good.

  8. rani says:

    hi sailu….happy to see u back in site.hope all is well. i missed ur recipes a lot. and wht happened to kidszone….please update ….Iam very much got addicted to ur site…bye n take care.

  9. Supot says:

    I liked the curry.

  10. sri says:

    I tried this Recipe and its very tasty.
    Specially Pappula podi is good combination.
    Very good..:)-yummy

  11. Mini says:

    Love this with dal and rice.

  12. divya says:

    must say sailu—ur recipes r just yummy–i have tried almost all of ur veg recipes—but ur QUOTES are just fab n so true n mind blowing—i visit ur website daily once both for ur recipe and ur quotes—-
    keep writing nad keep posting new recipes
    may god bless u—tc

  13. parita says:

    Hello sailu, thanks for great recipe. I tried it and came out very good.

  14. This is a very interesting recipe…

    I am here after a long time, how have you been Sailu?

  15. Sharada says:

    Hi
    Shailaja garu,

    I made this particular one so many times, because this is my son’s favorite and of course whole family. If I cook my old fashioned dishes whole week, my husband asks why don’t you make any of Ms Shalaja’s dishes. Thank you so much.

  16. I REALLY LIKE THE VARIETY & SIMPLICITY OF YOUR RECIPIES. I AM A BENGALI WHO WAS WAS BORN AND BROUGHT UP IN ANDHRA. I M NOW IN KOLKATA ND TRY TO REPRODUCE ANDHRA DISHES, WHICH TASTE AUTHENTIC TELUGU TASTES THNKS TO YOUR RECIPIES. I AM LOOKING FOR A CURRY RECIPE INVOLVING BRINJAL & URAD DALTHAT I USED TO RELISH DURING MY HOSTEL DAYS. CAN U POST IT?

  17. Manisha Kulkarni says:

    Hi I tried this recipy it came out very nice . Pappula Podi can we store this powder for few months ?
    thank you

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