Tuesday, October 14, 2014


#TeasleGourdMasalaCurry : #TeasleGourd is generally known as #spinygourd. It just looks like bitter gourd inside and taste also the same as bitter gourd but less bitter in taste.

Teasle gourd or Spiny gourd

It is called kheksi or khexi in Chhattisgarh. It is known as kantola or kakrol in Gujarath and kakode in Punjab.
Here let me present a curry made with this vegetable.

Teasle Gourd Masala Curry

Ingredients :
1/4 kgTeasle gourd, chop nicely
1 pinchTurmeric powder
1/4 TspSalt
For Masala :
3 TspCoconut scrapings
1 or 2Red chilly
1 TspCumin seeds
1 TspFennel
1/2 TspCoriander seeds
1/4 TspSalt
1 Onion, chop
10 to 12Curry leaves
2 TspCoriander leaves
10 to 12Mint leaves [ optional ]
To Temper :
1/2 TspMustard seeds
1 TspBlack gram split
2 TspOil

Method :
Wash teasle gourd and chop into 1/4 inch cubes.

Teasle gourd chopped

Pressure cook adding salt, turmeric powder and 1/2 cup of water for a whistle.
Immediately release the steam.
Transfer cooked teasle gourd into a bowl.

Take all the ingredients except onion in a mixer grinder jar.
First grind without water.
Then add little water and grind well.
Now add onion and run for few seconds only.
Keep aside the prepared masala.

Keep a kadai on a stove over slow flame with oil.
Splutter mustard seeds and then add urad dhal.
Now add cooked teasle gourd and saute for a minute.

Add ground masala and adjust salt & red chilly powder.

Mix well and simmer over a slow flame.
Keep stirring at regular interval.

Transfer into a serving bowl once it dries up and slightly turns golden brown in color.
Garnish with coriander leaves.

Teasle Gourd Masala Curry