Chilli Garlic and me

Turai (Ivy Gourd) with Mixed nuts and coconut

Friday, 20th September, 2013
This recipe is again from my mother’s kitchen. This was my brother's favorite as were growing up and I think it still is.

Ingredients (serves 3 to 4)

Turai- 500 gms
Coconut grated – 150 gms
Cashews chopped – handful
Kishmish(sultanas) – handful.
Turmeric- ½ tsp
Red chilli pdr – ½ tsp (as per taste)
Ginger paste – ½ tsp
Cumin – ½ tsp
Salt – as per taste
Sugar – a pinch


1. Wash and peel the rough edges of the gourd or turai. Cut it in half lengthwise and then thinly slice the halves.

2. Heat oil in a kadai and add the turai. Stir fry for sometime and add turmeric and salt. Keep on stiring till all the water from the vegetable dry up.

3. Add cumin, red chilli powder, ginger paste to the vegetable one after another and keep on frying.

4. Now add the grated coconut, cashews and kishmish to the vegetable. Add sugar and saute for another few minutes and take it off from heat.

Serve hot with rice or roti.

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