Spice coated Kundru/Ivy Gourd

I can’t believe it’s already Friday! This week just flew by. Was I that busy? Why even worry, after all it’s almost weekend. And it’s not just any weekend, it’s Arvind’s Birthday tomorrow πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Initially I was planning to throw a party, but my Man wants a quiet time just with me (blush blush!!) πŸ˜‰ Ok, quiet time, which means we are eating at home, which mean I need to cook some of his favorites. I still can’t figure out what to cook, I just know what I am baking. Have tons of dishes going through my mind, so many favorites from my blogger friends! HUH!! Well, I have stored some of his favorite packed food in the refrigerator too.. you know, just in case !! To start with, I have to at least finish baking the cake.

Ok guys, I am going straight to my today’s recipe. Again, this is one of my 5 ingredients recipe. It doesn’t take any prep time and very minimal cooking time. This dish can be enjoyed as an appetizer or even as a side. This particular vegetable is called Kundru in Hindi and Ivy Gourd in English. It is a tiny little green color vegetable which grows aggressively on vines. I think it’s also called Tindora.. so many names!!

Besides sharing the dish with The 10 with 5 Challenge, I am also sharing it with Food Palette Series Green, A-Appetizers

Recipe # 7 for β€˜ The 10 with 5 Challenge’

Ingredients :

  • A handful of Ivy Gourd/Kundru (I don’t remember the measurement at all)
  • 2 tbs cumin seed/ Jeera
  • 2 tbs fennel seed/ Saunf
  • 1 tbs carom seed / Ajwain
  • 1/2 tbs chilly flakes
  • salt and pepper
  • oil

Directions :

Slit the tiny Ivy gourds in half

In a pan heat about 2 tbs oil

Add the cumin seed, fennel seed, carom seed and chilly flakes and let them sizzle

Add the ivy gourd, some salt and pepper

Saute them till they become little tender and soft.

Switch off the heat and serve hot.. how easy was that ? πŸ™‚

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This dish looks great!

Mary says:

I’ve not seen this before but it really does look delicious. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

I’ve never heard of it, nor seen it, but if it’s good as that picture, I’d love to have it. πŸ™‚

Sandra says:

To tell you the truth I never saw this before! What you can substituted with? Looks like bout nutty or I am totally wrong πŸ˜€
Looks stunning on the photo!

Sandra says:

I meant bit nutty:))))))

briarrose says:

What a pretty dish….I’ve never worked with ivy gourd before. I think I’m missing out. πŸ˜‰

This looks beautiful and sounds fantastic. I’ve never actually seen ivy gourd, but I’ve just recently learned of it. I’m on the lookout for it!

this looks easy and delicious thank you for linking this fabulous side dish

Priya says:

Simply delicious..

Rich says:

Geez, those look delicious, then, don’t they? I think I’d be pretty happy with that being part of my birthday weekend menu!

charitha says:

Delicious and healthy one..never heard of this appetiser..good try and thanks for the entry