Dondakaya Fry | Andhra Style Dondakaya Vepudu

Dondakaya Fry

Dondakaya Fry or Dondakaya Vepudu as it’s called in Telugu is a version of this simple dish deep fried and spiced along with peanuts.

In a typical Andhra Thali that’s served in hotels, you are bound to see some deep fried vegetables like a bitter gourd fry or Tindora spiced along with peanuts. This is very common in places like Tirupati served as lunch meals.

Though it’s not a common method to make at homes as we try to curb the deep frying, we do try to make these versions at times, especially with bitter gourd and these dondakaya. I was surprised that I haven’t clicked pictures of this one. Seeing the picture it must be obvious that it wasn’t a planned clicking.

It was more of our meal that I just clicked. Anyway, it turns out very delicious and an excellent way to enjoy this vegetable.

For the second day of One country, One category, I have this Tindora Fry Andhra Style.

Dondakaya Fry

Dondakaya Fry | Andhra Style Dondakaya Vepudu

Ingredients Needed:

1 cup Tindora Dondakaya
1/4 cup Peanuts
Salt to taste
1 tsp Red Chili Powder
Handful Curry Leaves
Cooking Oil for deep frying

Wash and chop the tindora lenth wise.
Heat a Kadai with oil, deep fry the tindora in batches and drain to a kitchen towel.
Next deep fry the peanuts and curry leaves.
Add to the bowl of tindora, add the salt and spice and toss well.
Serve along with your meal.

Dondakaya Vepudu

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Dondakaya Fry | Andhra Style Dondakaya Vepudu
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  1. Wash and chop the tindora lenth wise.
  2. Heat a Kadai with oil, deep fry the tindora in batches and drain to a kitchen towel.
  3. Next deep fry the peanuts and curry leaves.
  4. Add to the bowl of tindora, add the salt and spice and toss well.
  5. Serve along with your meal.

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6 comments

  1. This type of dondakaya fry is quite popular for parties. I love how crispy and yummy they turn after deep frying. Peanuts sure add nice crunch to the dish.

  2. Wow ! These must have tasted so good ! Even though I don’t make fried food , I will give this a try , i am sure all will love it . It seems to be on the Nutty Karela lines . Awesome recipe !

  3. Peanuts must add a good crunch to the dish I am really craving for traditional South Indian platter like that one now after a week of pastas and rotis 🙂

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