Andhra Dondakaya Ulli Kura Karam Recipe | Andhra Kovakkai Fry

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  • To begin making Andhra Dondakaya Ulli Kura Karam Recipe, prep all the ingredients and keep them ready.

  • Place the cut Dondakaya in the pressure cooker, sprinkle salt and turmeric powder along with 2 tablespoons water and pressure cook for 2 whistles. 

  • Turn off the heat after 2 whistles and open the pressure cooker immediately by releasing the weight with the fork or placing the cooker under cold running water.

  • This is to ensure we don’t overcook the Dondakaya/ Tindora. Keep this aside.

  • Next step is the roast and grind the masala.

  • Heat a small pan over medium heat; add the chana dal and urad dal and roast until they change color.

  • Once they are turning a little brown, add the methi seeds, coriander seeds, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, red chillies. Stir for about a minute until they begin to release the aromas.

  • Once done, turn off the heat and allow the roasted masala to cool.

  • Once cooled, add the masala, the roasted peanuts and tamarind to a small jar of the mixer grinder, add blend to make a powder. Grind this without any water. Keep this aside.

  • The final step is to now put together everything for the Andhra Dondakaya Ulli Kura Karam.

  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, over medium heat; add the mustard seeds and allow it to crackle.

  • Once done, stir in the asafoetida and curry leaves for a few seconds.

  • Add the cooked Dondakaya / Tendli/ Tindora and the ground roasted masala. Give it a stir to combine it well.

  • Cover the pan and turn the heat to low and cook the Dondakaya Ulli Kura Karam for about 3 to 4 minutes so that all the flavours get well absorbed to bring in a delicious taste. Check the salt and adjust according to taste.

  • Once done, turn off the heat and transfer the Andhra Dondakaya Ulli Kura Karam to a serving bowl and serve hot.

  • Serve Andhra Dondakaya Ulli Kura Karam Recipe along with Steamed Rice Recipe, and Andhra Style Bendakaya Charu Recipe for a delicious lunch or dinner.

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