Authentic Gutti Dondakaya Recipe – A Delectable Andhra Delight!

July 31, 2023 0 Comments

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Welcome to our blog, where we explore the rich culinary heritage of Andhra Pradesh. Today, we are excited to share with you an authentic recipe for Gutti Dondakaya, a mouthwatering dish that will transport your taste buds straight to the heartland of Andhra cuisine. Gutti Dondakaya, also known as Stuffed Ivy Gourd, is a delightful combination of tangy, spicy, and aromatic flavors. Let’s dive into the recipe with Natural Spice Products and discover the magic of this traditional Andhra delicacy!



    • 250 grams fresh Ivy Gourd (Dondakaya)

    • 2 tablespoons oil

    • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds

    • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

    • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)

    • 10-12 curry leaves

    • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped

    • 2 green chilies, slit lengthwise

    • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste

    • 1 teaspoon NSP turmeric powder

    • 1 teaspoon NSP red chili powder

    • 1 tablespoon NSP coriander powder

    • 1 teaspoon cumin powder

    • 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp

    • Salt to taste

    • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish

For the stuffing:


    • 2 tablespoons roasted peanut powder

    • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

    • 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut

    • 1 teaspoon NSP red chili powder

    • 1 teaspoon NSP coriander powder

    • A pinch of salt



    1. Wash the Ivy Gourd (Dondakaya) thoroughly and make a vertical slit lengthwise, ensuring not to cut through completely. Keep them aside.

    1. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the stuffing: roasted peanut powder, sesame seeds, desiccated coconut, NSP red chili powder, NSP coriander powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix well to create a uniform stuffing mixture.

    1. Gently stuff each Ivy Gourd with the prepared stuffing mixture. Ensure that the stuffing is evenly distributed within each gourd.

    1. Heat oil in a deep pan or kadhai over medium heat. Add mustard seeds and let them crackle. Then, add cumin seeds, asafoetida (hing), and curry leaves. Sauté for a few seconds until they release their aroma.

    1. Add finely chopped onions and slit green chilies to the pan. Sauté until the onions turn translucent and lightly golden.

    1. Now, add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute until the raw smell disappears.

    1. Reduce the heat to low and add NSP turmeric powder, NSP red chili powder, NSP coriander powder, and cumin powder. Mix well to coat the spices evenly with the onions.

    1. Carefully place the stuffed Ivy Gourd into the pan, arranging them in a single layer. Drizzle the tamarind pulp over the gourds.

    1. Sprinkle salt as per your taste and gently stir to coat the gourds with the spice mixture. Cover the pan with a lid and let the Gutti Dondakaya cook on low heat for about 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking.

    1. Once the Ivy Gourd becomes tender and the flavors have melded together, remove from heat. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

    1. Serve the piping hot Gutti Dondakaya with steamed rice or roti, and enjoy the delightful blend of flavors!

Experience the true essence of Gutti Dondakaya by incorporating the aromatic blends of Natural Spice Products spices into your cooking. From the fiery red chili powder to the fragrant coriander powder, these premium spices from elevate your culinary creations to new heights. Unleash the flavors of Andhra cuisine with Gutti Dondakaya, prepared using the finest ingredients from Natural Spice Products. Get ready for an unforgettable gastronomic experience!

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