Sauteed Ivy Gourd ~ Dondakaya Koora

Sauteed ivy gourd is an easy Indian side dish. Serve it with rice or any Indian flatbreads. Theme of the Week Theme for this week is meal time dishes. Sauteed ivy gourd was the first dish I made for this theme, though I am posting it last. The other two recipes are carrot radish salad […]

Dondakaya Barada ~ Ivy Gourd Gram Flour Curry

An year or two ago I saw a Telugu cookery show video on youtube which featured Telangana specials. Both the recipes on that video were new to me and I never heard of those two dishes before. One of those recipes was dondakaya barada. Few weeks ago one of my friends posted capsicum barada recipe […]

Dondakaya Ava Pachadi ~ Ivy Gourd Pickle

Dondakaya pachadi (ivy gourd pickle) is one of the pickles that my mom makes or use to make on a regular basis. She still makes this pickle but not as often as she use to, few years ago. One of U’s aunts, aunt L who lives in the US tasted this pickle at my mom’s […]

Dondakaya Gutti Masala

For day four of the marathon, cooking with alphabet “D” is Dondakaya Gutti Masala eka Stuffed Tindora Masala eka Stuffed Ivy Gourd curry. I found this recipe almost a decade ago on Daawat.com. Back then, there were very few Indian recipe websites and this is one of the sites I use to refer to very […]

Dondakaya Perugu Pachadi ~ Ivy Gourd in Mustard Yogurt Dressing

Few years ago, during my first visit back to India, one of our aunts invited us for lunch. One of the items on the menu was dondakaya perugu pachadi and I liked it a lot. She chopped dondakaya and made raita or perugu pachadi with raw dondakaya. The crunchy raw vegetable in seasoned yogurt was […]

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