Kantora Fry

Kantora is a vegetable that looks like a little karela but its not a very bitter like karela. A bengali friend of mine introduced me to this vegetable. It is available every were in north India and even easily available in very Indian grocery store here. It is very good side for rice and rasam. It can be stuffed and cooked like karela.



Kantora  - 1 cup ,diced in half moon shape
Curry leaves  - a few
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1/8 tsp

Turmeric Pw - 1/8 tsp
Chili Pw - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Sal to taste

 image courtesy : internet
  1. Heat oil in a frying fan and pop mustards.
  2. Add urad dal, hing and curry leaves.
  3. When urad dal turns golden and add kantora.
  4. Add salt and turmeric and cover for a minute.
  5. Remove the cover and cook  till the kantora  turns golden along the sides.
  6. Add the chili powder and mix well and remove from flame.
  7. Enjoy with rice and rasam.

17 comments:

  1. I love this,usually I find it in the frozen section looks so yummy.

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  2. Looks delicious but have never cooked with this veggie
    Padhuskitchen

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  3. Yummy..never tried this..pics is absolutely tempting.

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  4. Looks too good, but never heard of it...

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  5. looking gud...but donno the vegetable or how it looks...willkeep eyes open next time in shop.
    Biny

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  6. I have heard about it, but never tried or tasted it..if i get hold of it, surely will give a try.

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  7. Lovely fry and looks very delicious:)

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  8. Nice curry....Loved it I never tried this,,,,,need to try now...Thanks very much for visting my space and for a lovely comment....U too have a great blog...I m happy to follow u..

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  9. UUuuuh.. this vegie is soo new to me. simple curry .. must b pairing well with rice.

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  10. There is an award waiting for you dear..please collect:)
    Love,
    Suja

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  11. This is new information ...everyday learning something new....I am new here....happy to follow u and ur lovely recipes.

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  12. That is one inviting dish! Loved it ;)

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  13. I too like this vegetable, and here I like your simple tasty preparation.

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