March 3, 2016

Gutti Kakarakaya Senagapindi Vepudu / Bittergourd Besan Fry - A healthy recipe for Diabetic People

Kakarakaya / Bittergourd is one of the vegetable which most of us don't like it.But once you taste this Kakarakaya Senagapindi Vepudu, it will become your favourite. But in Andhra cuisine Kakarakaya / Bittergourd is very much popular even though it has a bitter taste because of it's health benefits. Kakarakaya is a healthy vegetable for diabetic people,which helps in reducing blood sugar levels.It mainly works on spleen, liver,stomach,heat toxins and stagnation of food in digestive system.It kills worms in stomach too which is gud for children. Today I am posting a simple,healthy,spicy and tasty fry.This fry is suitable with hot steamed rice and ghee. I usually make this fry with fresh,tender,small sized kakarakayalu /bittergourds.

Ingredients :
Kakarakayalu /Bittergourds                                     :       6
Besan  flour/ Senagapindi (bengalgram flour)         :      1 cup
Red Chilli Powder                                                    :      1 1/2 table spoons
Salt                                                                            :     to taste
Jeelakarra / Jeera (cumin seeds)                                :  1/4 table spoon
Curry leaves                                                               :     few
Oil                                                                               :  for deep fry (5 table                                                                                       spoons)

Method :
1. Wash and clean the Kakarakayalu /Bittergourds. Remove the edges.
2. Then make a slit in the middle, not complete slit only half for the stuffing.
3. Then take a pan, add oil, shallow fry these bittergourds until 
    they change their colour on medium flame.
4. Once they are done remove from the oil and keep aside.Let it cool
    for few seconds.
5. Now prepare stuff for stuffing. Take a bowl, add
   besan flour/Sanagapindi, salt,red chilli powder and jeera. Mix well 
   then spray few drops of water into this powder and make it wet,so 
   that when we stuff the powder,it will not fall back.
6. Stuff this semi wet powder into shallow fried bittergourds and 
    keep aside.
7. Take a pan add oil, once the oil is heated, arrange all
     stuffed bittergourds neatly ,then fry on
 low flame till crisp.You can 
     add the remaining besan mixture which is leftover after stuffing.
    Once the bittergourds turns crisp, switch off the flame,garnish 
    with slightly fried curry leaves.
8. Kakarakaya Sengapindi vepudu is ready, arrange them in
    serving bowl.
9. Serve it with hot steamed rice or Sambhar rice with dash of ghee.


  1. Wow,bitter gourd this recipe sounds great to me, looking awesomely delicious. Love to give it a try..


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