Thursday, August 13, 2009

Dondakaya Stir fry

As I have promised you quick easy recipes, here’s one of those easiest.… and simply- one ingredient dish that you can make when you do not want to deal with too many things. Dondakaya is referred to as Ivy guard in English. Also if you are one of those fry fans and yet have to watch your calories as I do too, you will love this one. You will not be guilty eating it, since Donadakaya is a low calorie vegetable unlike other fried vegetables like potatoes. Also it does not need too much oil to fry. It contains pretty good amount of water and so even if you use very little oil as you start frying, it leaves out water and becomes tender and crisp very quickly. The recipe follows below-

2 pounds Dondakayalu – washed and each one slit twice lengthwise leaving out the bottom to keep it as whole
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp red pepper powder
1 tsp zeera
1-2 tblspn oil
Salt to taste

Heat oil in a wok. Add the zeera, when they start to splutter add the dondakayalu and fry till they become tender, lightly browning on edges and crispy while mixing occasionally. Stir in desired amount of salt and red pepper powder and take off the flame.

Serving suggestions: Serve hot with rice.
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