Friday, October 28, 2011

AaKakaraka Curry ~ Kantola Curry ~ Indian Gourd Curry

  • Aakakarakaya/Kantola/Indian Gourd - 1 cup (fresh or frozen) (I used Frozen Pieces)
  • Tomato- 1 no small chopped
  • Onion- 1 big size
  • Turmeric- a pinch
  • Ginger Garlic Paste-1tsp
  • Coriander Powder-1/2tsp
  • Poppy seeds- a pinch
  • Cashew nuts- 2 no
  • Red chillipowder-1tsp
  • Coriander to Garnish 
  • Oil-1tbsp
  • Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2tsp
  • Curry leaves-few
  • Clean the Aakakarakaya Vegatable with the water.
  • Peel it Lightly (optional) and cut in to quarters.
  • Cut the Onion in to two halves one half of the Onion is chopped and keep it a side.
  • Another half piece of Onion is used for preparing paste,so this is also cut in to pieces and keep aside.
  • Now take a mixy jar ,add tomato pieces,Onion pieces,cashewnuts,salt,popy seeds and make it a paste.
  • Now heat the pressure cooker or a pan with oil.
  • Add the cumin seeds,Mustard seeds,when these starts splutters add the curry leaves and the chopped onion.
  • Add little salt and turmeric and let it cook for few minutes.
  • Now add the ginger garlic paste and fry it well till the raw smell goes.
  • Add the Indian gourd pieces and mix it for few minutes.
  • Now add the grounded paste ,adjust with the red chilli powder & salt .
  • Add Corinader powder and mix it well .
  • Cook it for 3 whistles .(You can cover Pan with the Lid and cook it for few minutes till you observe the vegetable is cooked)
  • Once the pressure goes,Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve this along with Rice or Roti.