August 05, 2012

Dondakaya Kobbari eguru (Gherkin with Coconut fry)

Gherkins - 250 gms
Fresh coconut -1/2 cup
Dry red chillies - 5-6
Garlic cloves - 6
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Oil- 2 tbsp
channa dal - 1 tsp
Cumin & Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves


  • Cut the edges and chop gherkins into thin long slices.
  • Dry roast red chillies, grate coconut and grind them along with garlic, cumin seeds and salt to make little coarse powder.
  • Heat the oil in kadai, add channa dal, cumin and mustard seeds and curry leaves. Fry them till mustard crackles.
  • Add sliced gherkins, turmeric, fry them in medium flame for 5 minutes then cook in low flame till it is almost done. Stir occasionally.
  • Now add ground powder, mix well and fry them another 5 minutes.
  • Serve with rice.

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