Saturday, 1 September 2012

Teasel Gourd/Aakakarakaya /Kantola Curry


        As Its monsoon Time now these days Weather showers city like Anything....  Such Times calls For a Veggie Grown mostly during this Season.

     When I went to market this Morning I had a Glance At them in close Cant Resist To buy those Fresh Garden Picked Teasel Gourds....  

            These Are so Beautiful by their Look has got Tender Meaty Flesh Inside with Tiny Seeds. I Prepared Semi- Gravy  With Them For My Meal...

Preparation Time : 20min
Serves 4 People


Teasel Gourds Diced Cubes - 2 cups
Fennel Seeds - 1tbsp
Tamarind - Small Lemon Size
Fresh Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
Coriander Leaves - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Red chillies - 3
Oil - 5tbsp

For Tampering:

Mustard Seeds - 1tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1tbsp
Curry Leaves - 10
Pepper powder - 1tbsp
Salt to taste.


1. In a Frying Pan heat 1/2tbsp of oil Fry Red chillies Till they Change into color(For about 10sec).Keep them Aside.

2. When they Gets cool add Red chillies To the Blender along with Fresh Grated Coconut,Fennel Seeds,Tamarind Extract in to Smooth Paste with Help of Little amount of Water.

3. In a Frying Non -Stick Pan heat 3-4 tbsp of Oil add Mustard ,Cumin Seeds toss for few seconds.Add Curry Leaves Wait till they Dance for awhile.

4. Now add Chopped Teasel Gourd Pieces Fry them for about 5min  till pieces Becomes Soft and Tender.

5. Add Blended Paste,Pepper powder to the Frying Pieces mix for about  couple of Minutes. Adjust Salt and Turn Off the Flame.




                You can Deseed the Pieces as per your Choice . But I Used them For extra Crunch to enjoy those Crispy Sounds while Chewing Them.