Spiny Gourd Stir Fry/ Spine Gourd Stir Fry/ Akakarakaya Stir Fry/ Aa Kakarakaya Stir Fry/ Bodha Kakarakaya Fry


This is my first time to work with this amazing little spiny guys. I must say it tasted amazing, and reminded me of kasarakayalu, a seasonal vegetable that's grown in Rayalaseema. Kasarakayalu tastes bitter and these spiny gourd doesn't. But these both vegetables have seeds and gives crunchy texture to the dish and this left me into reminiscing of kasarakayalu. 


Kasarakayalu from Rayalaseema


Their ends are trimmed off and cooked using garlic, coconut and onions and these are my parent's favorite. They take every possible chance to buy these when ever they go to Rayalaseema or ask others to get them on their return to Hyderabad. This year also, my family visited Rayalaseema and brought this along. I was sick, hence I couldn't make a blog post on this. My mom cooked and my family feasted on it.. 
Anyway, let's get back to the recipe. This recipe is so simple and easy and very tasty.. 

To make this recipe, you'll need : 


Spine gourd
250 grams
Onion
1 no chopped
Mustard seeds
1/4th  teaspoon
Jeera
1/4th  teaspoon
Curry  leaves
6 to 7 nos
Dried red chilli
1 no
Garlic
10 pods minced
Red chilli powder
1 – ½ teaspoons
Salt
To taste
Oil
1 ½ Tablespoons


                                               Method : 


1. As you know, spiny gourd has little spikes and you need to wash and clean one by one rubbing and removing the dirt particles.
2. Cut the gourd as desired.. 
3. Add oil, after the oil is heated, add mustard, jeera, curry leaves, dried red chillies, fry for a minute or so to release the aromas and add the chopped onions and cook until they turn translucent. 
4. Add minced garlic and cook for a minute. (on low flame)
5. Add the spine gourd and cook on low flame until they are done. 
6. Now, to crisp up even more, increase the flame and mix again. Now add the red chilli powder and salt, mix well and switch off the flame. 
7. Spine gourd stir fry is ready and you can enjoy it with your rice and dal. 



                                         Pictorial : 

1. As you know, spiny gourd has little spikes and you need to wash and clean one by one rubbing and removing the dirt particles.
2. Cut the gourd as desired.. 


3. Add oil, after the oil is heated, add mustard, jeera, curry leaves, dried red chillies, fry for a minute or so to release the aromas and add the chopped onions and cook until they turn translucent. 









4. Add minced garlic and cook for a minute. (on low flame)





5. Add the spine gourd and cook on low flame until they are done. 




6. Now, to crisp up even more, increase the flame and mix again. Now add the red chilli powder and salt, mix well and switch off the flame. 




                           7. Spine gourd stir fry is ready and you can enjoy it with your rice and dal. 



Enjoy! 


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