Dondakaya Verusenaga Pappu Vepudu ~ Ivy Gourd Peanut Stir Fry



As long as there’s lots of peanuts, this Ivy gourd stir fry recipe is a winner. A classic vegetarian dish served on special occasions as part of an elaborate Andhra thali. The key to this recipe is deep frying tindora slices before sauteing them in a tempering of spices, curry leaves and onions and finishing off with a good dose of roasted peanuts. Fried dondakaya has a nice crispy crust and a mildly spiced flavor that is irresistible.

Dondakaya Verusenaga Pappu Vepudu ~ Ivy Gourd Peanut Stir Fry Recipe

Prep: 30 mts

Serves: 4 persons

Cuisine: Andhra

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Ingredients:

250 gms /1/4 kg Dondakayalu/Tendli/Ivy Gourds

1/4 cup roasted peanuts

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp split black gram dal/minapa pappu

15-18 curry leaves

1 large onion, sliced

1 tsp red chilli powder

1/2 tsp saunf powder

pinch of coriander powder

salt to taste

1/2 tbsp oil

oil for deep frying

1 Wash the Ivy gourds, nip the tip and tail ends. Slice each into 2, length wise and keep aside.
2 Heat enough oil for deep frying in a vessel, once hot, place the dondakaya pieces into the oil and deep fry till lightly golden in color. Drain and keep aside.
3 Heat a tbsp of oil in a cooking vessel, add the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add urad dal and allow it to turn red. Add curry leaves and fry for a few seconds till the aroma emanates the kitchen.
4 Add the sliced onions and mix. Add turmeric pwd and mix well. Saute on medium heat for 5-6 minutes, keep sauteing so that it doesn’t burn.
5 Add red chilli pwd, coriander pwd, saunf pwd and salt and mix. Add the deep fried dondakaya pieces and saute. Add the roasted peanuts and mix. Cook on low-medium flame for 6-7 mts without lid. Turn off heat.
6 Serve warm with steamed rice.

Dondakaya Verusenaga Pappu Vepudu ~ Ivy Gourd Peanut Stir Fry

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  • Serves: 4

Main Ingredients:

  1. dondakaya
  2. peanuts

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As long as there’s lots of peanuts, this Ivy gourd stir fry recipe is a winner. A classic vegetarian dish served on special occasions as part of an elaborate Andhra thali.

Sailu

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10 Responses

  1. Saritha says:

    wow looks so yummy will try today.. thanks for the recipe

  2. Krithi says:

    Havent tried tindora this way.. sounds good..

  3. Janani says:

    Sailu,
    This looks yummy, will try it for sure!

  4. Paulette says:

    I was excited to see this recipe as a friend recently brought me an ivy gourd plant back from India. It is growing in my backyard but no ivy gourds yet – still having to buy them. This recipe looks good and I will try it soon.

  5. Priya says:

    Ultimate combo, love this stir fry very much..

  6. sarita says:

    Hi

    recipe looks so yummy. we do not her ivygourds here
    which other vegetable would this recipe suit

    thanks

  7. Wonderful recipe.. Ma amma vankaya tho kooda chesthundi same recipe.. yours looks simply inviting !!
    Awesome pictures :)

  8. Kavitha Mandava says:

    mmmm…….. looks yummy. i will try this recipe

  9. sandhya says:

    sailu
    mmmmmmmmmmmmmm it’s looking yammy….

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