Ivy Gourd / Dondakaya - 20 to 25
Peanuts - 1/4 cup
Chana Dal - 3 tsp
Onion - 1 medium sized chopped
Red chilly - 4 or 5
Green chilly - 2 or 3 chopped
Garlic cloves - 2 or 3
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Curry Leaves - few
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Tamarind - small lemon sized ball
coriander, cumin ,fenugreek seeds - 1tsp
Salt to taste
Vegetable - 2 tsp
1.Wash and clean the ivy gourds and cut the ivy gourd.Slit length wise(horizontally and vertically to stuff).
2.Heat 2 tsp of oil,add ivy gourd saute for few mins then cover the lid and cook for 3-5 mins..keep it a side.
3.Soak the tamarind in enough water.make thick pulp.
4.Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan,add Pea nuts,chana dal,saute for few mins till they transfer into light golden color.then add garlic cloves,curry leaves,coriander,cumin,fenugreek seeds and red chilly.then saute till all ingredients transfer into golden color.turn off flame.let it cool.
5.In the same pan add chopped onions saute 5 mins till they leaves raw smell.remove from the flame and cool down.
6.In mixie jar Combine the above sauted spices and sauted onions ,and masala powder,salt.make it in to fine powder.now add tamarind pulp to it and grind into thick paste.
7.Take 1 tsp of paste and stuff it into slit and cooked ivy gourd.
8.In a cooking pan add 2 tsp of oil do tempering add chopped green chillies ,1 red chilly and curry leaves saute for 1 -2 mins.Now add stuffed ivy gourd cook for 3 or 4 mins.if the gravy thick add few water to it and cook for 5 to 10 mins.Turn off the flame.
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