Saturday, May 25, 2013

Kadle Manoli / Ivy gourd sukka

OK I think my blog will be incomplete without Manoli kadle....Its a traditional Mangalorean side dish, served with rice.

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  • 1/2 Kg Ivy Gourd /Manoli (tip removed and slit)
  • 1 cup Small Black Chickpea
  • salt to taste
  • 5 dry red chillies (roasted) 3 long red chillies and and 2 small
  • 3 tsp coriander seeds (roasted)
  • 1/4 tsp  cumin seeds (roasted)
  • 3 garlic (with skin)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3/4 cup  fresh  grated coconut
  • 2 tsp jaggery (adjust to taste)

For Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal 
  • 3 garlic (crrushed)
  • 5 to 6 curry leaves
  • 1 dry red chilly


  1. Soak Chickpeas in water overnight.Cook  Black Chickpea with little salt in pressure cooker , drain and keep aside.
  2. Place Ivy gourd/ manoli in a vessel with little water and salt and cook till done and water evaporated. Keep aside.
  3. Place  roasted red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, garlic and jaggery in a small mixie jar and grind to fine powder. Add coconut and grind for less that 10 seconds (coconut should be coarse). Keep aside.
  4. Place a pan on medium heat , add oil, when oil is hot add mustard seeds, when it starts popping add urad  dal and fry till it turns golden brown. Add crushed garlic, curry leaves and red chilly and stir for few seconds.
  5. Now add the ground coconut masala and fry for a minute or two to remove raw smell.
  6. Add cooked Chickpeas and Ivy gourd / Manoli and mix well. adjust salt. If its too dry sprinkle little water.Cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Take off the flame.
  7. Serve with rice and Touthe Kodel


  1. Super Charishma! Havent seen this for ages! Gosh, ur recipes make me miss Mlore so much :( We used to have this for lunch almost everyday when I used to study at Mlore University, Konaje and there was a small poor family who fed us hot afternoon meals for a nominal price..this & egg roast masala was almost on their daily menu..miss those days!

  2. Its new to me....sounds delicious...

  3. Wow looks fabulous, i dont bother to have with some rice rite now..

  4. absolutely new recipe to me.. would love to try this.. nice clicks..

  5. wow thats wonderful recipe,luks so delicious...

  6. i was searching for manglorean style tasty traditional food...u fulfilled my wish,thnk u so much,,m from udupi,,,my husband likes homely food so much,,,post still more yummy foods,,,thank u,,u hav made cooking easy

  7. Hi Cherry, no Tamrind to be used here???

  8. hi we do not use tamarind...its a personal can go ahead as use it...if you prefer it little tangy..thank you for visiting

  9. Hii, thanks for your comment. Great to have discovered your blog too. I've been reading your posts and commenting on this one coz I've had this at one of my friends place. Yummy dish!

  10. Nice website with lovely recepies thanks for sharing

  11. delicious curry :) first time here and happy to be your new follower dear :)

  12. Nice recipe.. adding a lil bit of tamarind/piece of tomato/vinegar would make it taste even better

  13. Hi, I tried this. It was perfect. Thanks (from a Mangalorean:) )


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