Aa-Kakara Kaya Kura/Teasle Gourd curry

imageAakakara kaya kura

Aa-kakara kaya is called spiny gourd or teasle gourd in English, Aa-kakara in Telugu. This vegetable is used in all parts of India. Aa-kakara Kayalu are abundant during monsoons. They look like small bitter gourd but not bitter in taste.Aakakara kaya has subtle flavour and seeds are present inside. We can prepare simple fry, masala curry or pulusu with the vegetable. Here I present simple Aa-kakara kaya kura which can be served with hot steamed rice or Roti. Njoy Cooking,Serving n Savoring!


Aa-kakara Kayalu : 500 gms

Onion: 1 no. Big

Cumin powder: 1 tsp

Coriander powder: 1 tsp

Red chilli powder: 1 tsp

Salt: As required

Turmeric: A pinch

Curry leaves: A sprig

Coriander leaves: few

Oil: 1 1/2 tbsp.

Method of preparation:

1. Rinse thoroughly teasle gourd(Aa-kakara kaya) and chop them into rings. Discard the seeds. Keep aside.image

image2. Now chop the big onion into thin pieces.

3. Take a Kadai or non stick pan, pour half tbsp of oil. Fry the chopped onion pieces on low to medium flame. Add a pinch of salt and turmeric. Add hing too.imageimage

4. Once the onion turn into translucent, transfer them onto a plate.image

5. Now in the same Kadai, pour one tbsp of oil and fry the chopped teasle gourd rings.image

6. Fry them on low flame stirring occasionally.image

image7. Keep the lid for 2 minutes and give it a stir.

8. Once they are done add fried onions.image

9. Mix well and add chopped curry leaves, coriander leaves. Now add cumin powder and coriander powder too. Mix thoroughly.image

10. Now add red chilli powder and fry them for 2 more minutes.image

11. Now tasty and spicy Aa-kakara kaya kura is ready and transfer the curry into a serving bowl.image

image12. Serve Aa-kakara kaya kura hot with steamed rice along with any chutney and dal.image