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Dondakaya Vepudu With Peanuts Powder / Ivy Gourd Stir Fried With Roasted Spices and Peanuts



Dondakaya / Tindora / Ivy Gourds -250 gms (sliced into thin long strips)
Onion-1 cup(sliced)
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Dry roast and make into powder:-

Dry Red chillies-4 nos
Peanuts-3 tbsp
Coriander seeds-1 tbsp
Sesame seeds-1 tbsp

For Seasoning :-

 Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Chana dal-1 tsp
Urad dal-1 tsp
Oil-3 tbsp
Hing- a pinch
Curry leaves-few


Nip the ends of ivy gourd and cut into slices.Keep this aside.
Dry roast all the ingredients under dry roast section and make into powder.
Heat oil in flat bottomed pan.Add mustard seeds,once it starts pops up add cumin seeds,chana dal.urad dal , saute til dals turns light golden brown. Add hing and curry leaves fry for few seconds.
Add sliced onions fry for 6 minutes.
Add the sliced ivy gourds ,turmeric powder and mix well.Saute it continuously on medium heat for about 4-5 mins,making sure it doesn't stick o the bottom of the pan.Reduce the heat to low and cover and cook for another 5-7mins,stirring in between.Make sure that you don't over cook the gourds as it should retai its crunch.

Open the lid and add in ground powder and combine well.Cook in reduced heat for another 2-3 mins till all the flavors blend well.

Turn off the flame and transfer it into the bowl.

Serve hot with rice / chapatti/dal/rasam/sambar and enjoy.




liked the peanut crunch in this,yummy!!


that looks so yummy :)


Love the addition peanut masala,looks yumm..

Sebeena Loyd

loved your version.


Adorable.. Perfect spicy crunchy side for variety rice.. Nice clicks :)

Vimitha Anand

I make this too. Love the crunch of peanuts. loving ur layout
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I love dondakaya..but we don't get it in Brazil.. the stir-fry looks awesome with peanuts..

Sireesha Puppala

Do u have any telugu roots:) fry looks spicyyy

Suja Manoj

Adding peanuts sounds delicious,yummy stir fry

Mina Joshi

I love ivy Gourd. Your recipe is new to me. I will try it soon.


very nice recipe

Swathi Iyer

I like the addition of peanuts make this one crunchy yumm. Sure going to try your version.

Rita Bose

Looks inviting! Will try this out! :)

Rita Bose

Looks inviting! Will try this out! :)

Malar Gandhi

Lovely vepudu there, I never add onions to this dish...its an interesting twist...it could add volume, right. Will try this next time.




This must taste really good, peanuts add that lovely crunch to it!

Rani Acharyulu

Tempting and yummy Dondakayi stir fry looks delicious.


Very tempting curry, looks superb..

Priya Suresh

who can resist to this wonderful and delicious dish.Love the peanuts here.

Veena Theagarajan

I do this too.. perfectly done

Sangeetha Priya

delicious stir fry dear..

Rumana Ambrin

Very crunchy and delicious..

Rumana Ambrin

Very crunchy and delicious..

Vidya Chandrahas

Love the combo with peanuts..looks yummy.

Treatntrick Treat and Trick

Lovely dish and looks yummy!

Jaleela Kamal

wow adding peanut tempting
gr8 side dish

Turmeric n Spice

My husband loves this but never tried it with onions I think i should


This is one of my favorite vegetable..My mom use to make a simple stir fry which i use to loooove but this version of yours sounds interesting , i like the addition of peanuts..will try your version next time..thanks for sharing awesome recipe & thanks for vising my blog and always leaving your precious comments..:)

Sona - Quick Picks

loved the addition of peanuts in, Divya. luks yumm.


I love stir fry with peanut powder.. looks very nice :)

Nilu A

Looks yummy and spicy Divya :-)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover

Nice click!

Suja Md

lovely!! Its my alltime favorite!!

Vikis Kitchen

Fry looks super crunchy and delicious.


My favourite stir fry.looks crisp and perfect!

Ruxana Gafoor

yummy recipe...specially the addition of peanuts..


Hi Divya, another delicious and interesting recipe. The combination look good. Thanks for sharing. Regards.

Love to Experiment

That looks so heavenly. Loved the addition of peanuts

Saraswathi Tharagaram

My fav dish.. Love to have any time..


Gud one came out well

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