Dondakaya Nimmakaya Koora - నిమ్మకాయ పిండి దొండకాయ కూర -Kundru (English Ivy) Curry spiked with Lemon Juice

Dondakaya Nimmakaya Koora - నిమ్మకాయ పిండి దొండకాయ కూర

Gayatri Vantillu | గాయత్రి వంటిల్లు | YouTube India Top Chef 2014

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Recipe Text


    • Little Gourd – 350gms
    • Green Chilies – 7
    • Curry Leaves – Few
    • Black Gram – 2tsps
    • Mustard Seeds – 1tsp
    • Cumin Seeds – 1tsp
    • Salt To Taste
    • Turmeric Powder – 1/4tsp
    • Lemon Juice – 3tsps
    • Oil – 4tsps

    (Online Conversion utility to convert Gms to Cups & Temperatures etc)


    Wash and clean the Dondakayalu. Cut the dondakayalu into thin slices. Take these pieces into a microwave safe bowl and add little water. Microwave the vegetables on high for 5 minutes. Stir once with a spoon and microwave again on medium power for 7 minutes. Give 5 minutes standing time before taking out the bowl from the microwave oven. Slit green chilies lengthwise and keep them aside. Chop the curry leaves and keep them aside.


    Heat a pan and add oil to it. When oil is hot add black gram and fry. When the seeds start changing color add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Now add the chopped curry leaves and slit green chilies. Fry well. Add the turmeric powder and mix well. Now add the cooked vegetables and mix well. Add salt to taste. Mix well and cover the pan with a lid. Cook covered for 5 minutes. When the curry appears dry, switch off the flame and add lemon juice. Transfer the curry to a serving bowl. Serve hot with plain rice.


    Curry leaves are rich in Vitamin A. Many people remove them while eating. So next time you think of adding curry leaves to your dish, first chop them well as we did in the above dish. Fry these chopped curry leaves along with the seasonings. This way it is difficult for people to separate them while eating. Instead of popping Vitamin tablets it is better to eat what is available naturally. The taste of the dish is enhanced due to the aroma of curry leaves. So don’t waste them by throwing away.

    Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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