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Kantola with Dalia Powder

16 Feb

Kantola with Dalia Powder.

Kantola is sliced and fried in oil along with typical south Indian spice. Once kantola is cooked and slightly crisp, add freshly ground dalia powder and red chill powder. Serve kantola with dalia powder over plain steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around 2 Cups of Kantola with Dalia Powder


Kantola 2 Cups Sliced
Dalia 3 Tbsps
Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp
Garlic 2 Cloves
Salt to Taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Wash, remove ends and slice the kantola vertically.
Grind dalia into fine powder using spice grinder.
Peel and lightly crush the garlic cloves.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add garlic cloves.
Fry briefly and add kantola pieces.
Fry for around 10 minutes on medium flame till kantola changes color and turns light golden around the edges.
Cook covered on low flame if kantola is not frying properly.
Once kantola is cooked well, stir in dalia powder, red chili powder and salt.
Remove from heat, mix well and serve kantola with dalia powder over plain steamed rice.
Notes: Make sure kantola pieces are cooked well before removing from heat.

Suggestions: If kantola is not cooked, add few more tablespoons of water and cook covered on low flame till done.
Variations: Check other recipes with kantola here.
Other Names: Kantola with Dalia Powder, Teasel Gourd Fry with Roasted Gram.