Dondakaya Gutti Kura/Stuffed Ivy Gourd Curry

imageDondakaya gutti kura

Dondakaya gutti kura is from Andhra cuisine. This curry is as popular as Gutti vankaya kura. The recipe is simple and very tasty. It goes well with hot steamed rice or pulka. Dondakaya/Ivy gourd is cut into four parts lengthwise keeping base intact. Ivy gourds are shallow fried. Masala is prepared with chopped onion, grated coconut, cumin red chillies along with required amount of salt. The ground masala is stuffed into the shallow fried Ivy gourds and then sautéed till raw smell goes away. Here I present flavourful dondakaya gutti kura to relish anytime. Njoy Cooking, Serving n Savoring!

Author: Akshayakumbham
Course: Side dish
Cuisine: Andhra, India
Servings: 4


Dondakaya/Ivy gourd: 250 gms(Approximately)

Onions: 4 nos. medium sized

Grated fresh coconut: 2 tbsp

Red chillies: 8/10 nos.(Adjust according to your preference)

Salt: As required

Cumin: 1 tsp

Coriander Leaves: Few for garnishing

Oil: 3 tbsp.

Method of preparation:

1. Take 250 gms of Ivy gourd, rinse well with water thoroughly. Slit them lengthwise into four parts keeping base intact.image

2. Heat kadai and pour oil. This curry requires more oil compared to other curry dishes.image

3. Put the Ivy gourds in hot oil and shallow fry them on medium to high flame. Stir them frequently image

4. Fry them till they are completely done.image

5. Transfer them onto a plate and allow them to cool down completely. Keep the remaining oil in the kadai itself to fry the stuffed Ivy gourds.

6. Meanwhile take four onions, rinse them well with water. Roughly chop them.image

7. Take a mixer grinder put the chopped onion pieces, grated fresh coconut, red chillies and cumin seeds. Add required amount of salt too.image

8. Grind them to a smooth paste without adding any water. Transfer the ground paste into a bowl.image

10. Now stuff the Ivy gourds with ground paste one by one.image

11. Heat kadai and place the stuffed Ivy gourds back into the kadai.image

12. Carefully mix them and fry on low flame. After stuffing the Ivy gourds put the remaining masala too onto them.image

13. Fry them on low flame stirring occasionally. Keep the lid.image

14. Fry the stuffed Ivy gourds till the raw smell goes away.image

15. Now the tasty dondakaya gutti kura is ready to serve. Transfer the curry into a serving bowl.image

16. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice.image


1. I’ve not added ginger and garlic. If you prefer both can be added.

2. Instead of shallow frying in oil, Ivy gourds can be cooked in enough water for five minutes keeping on high flame  and proceed the same as above.

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