Aakakarakaya /Taesel gourd, found in the months between july to november ,is a tasty vegetable,and is also called as Adavi kakarakaya in some places .We can make varieties with this veggie.Aakarakaya pulusu is one variety as such made in Andhra..
Aakakarakaya pieces 2 cups
Chopped in to large pieces
Onion pieces (chopped) 1 cup
Green chillie slits of-  6 to 8 nos
Tamarind juice 6 cups
Made with a big lime sized tamarind
Jaggery or salt 2 tbsp
Rice flour  2 to 3 tbsp
For tampering:
Oil 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Methi seeds a pinch
Red chilli slits of 4 nos
Place a kadai on the stove,add 2 tbsp of oil to it.
After the oil is heated add mustard seeds ,methi seeds,redchilli slits,and after they pop up ,add aakakarakaya pieces and onion pieces together and saute well..After they are fried to a little brown and onion pieces turn transculent,
then add the prepared tamarind juice in the same kadai. .Add
green chilli slits,jaggery or sugar,and let all the items boil together.After they are boiled add salt.Lastly add 1 cup of water to the rice flour,mix well without lumps,and add the water to the kadai..Let it boil in low flame for about 5 mins.It will bind and gives thickness to pulusu.Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot..Ideal with hot rice with a dallop of ghee..

U can add jaggery or red or green chillies and salt as per ur taste..


  1. hai kanthi..this is very new to me... looks lovely..yummmm

  2. totally new 2 me.. looks delish though

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  4. aakakara kayalu ante naku chala istam kani maku ikada leka chennailo dorakavu...miru chesina pulusu chala bagundhi ...naku epudiana aakakara kayalu dorukuthe miru chesina pulusu try chestanu ...thanks for sharing kanthiji


  5. Hi
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  6. Hai.......
    Thanks for this Recipe Its more usefull and healthy food for the Health and body....
    its keep our body Helthy.......
    Thanks to share.......


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