Bontha kakarakaya curry / Boda kakarakaya/ Aakakarakaya(Teisel gourd)
Bonta kakarakayalu: 1/2 kg (If you don’t get the fresh vegetable, you can use the frozen one. It tastes good as well)
onion: 1 cup
Green chilli : 2 or 3, or as desired
Ginger garlic paste : 1/2 tsp
Peanut powder: 1 table spoon
coconut powder: 1 table spoon
Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
Suger: 1/2 tsp
Salt : to taste
For popu :
Cumin seeds , Mustard seeds, curry leaves, cilantro, each 1/2 tsp , red chilli two pieces, urad dal 1/2 tsp.
Vegetable oil : 1 table spoon
1.In a wide bowl heat 3 to 4 cups of water. After boiling the water add bontha kakarakaya pieces. Boil them for about five minutes. Turn off the flame. Remove the water and peel the upper crust. Keep it aside.
2.In a wide bowl heat one table spoon of oil. Add red chilli, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves, urad dal and cilantro and let them crackle. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for few seconds. Add green chilli pieces and onion pieces. Mix well and fry the pieces until they turn light golden color.
3. Add bonta kakarakaya pieces along with a pinch of turmeric. Fry it on low flame until pieces become soft.
4. Add salt, sugar and peanut powder, coconut powder and cook for two more minutes. Turn off the flame.
Serve with rice, chapathi, javar roti.