Dondakaya Masala

Dondakaya Masala curry


Dondakaya Masala curry is one of the Andhra style spicy masala recipes. I tried to use groundnuts as a main ingredient as a stuffing ingredient while making tindora recipe. If you are looking for spicy Indian recipe during winter season then dondakaya curry will be your best choice.




Dondakaya MasalaDondakaya/ Gherkins – 1/4 kg

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp.

Onions (sliced) – 1/2 cup

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp.

Garam masala powder – 1 tsp.

Coriander seeds – 1 tsp.

Salt – 1 tsp.

Turmeric powder – 1 pinch

Oil – 4 tsp.

Curry leaves – 1 tsp.

Coriander leaves – 1 tsp.

Ground nuts – 1/2 cup




  • Wash gherkins and split it in a cross way


Tip:  while selecting vegetable choose tender to get good taste.


  • Heat oil in a pan and fry gherkins for a while.
  • Fry ground nuts for a while. Remove the skin of the ground nuts.
  • Blend groundnuts, coriander seeds and onions with the help of little water into the fine paste.
  • To the paste add turmeric powder, salt, garam masala and ginger garlic paste.
  • Apply this mixture of paste to the split ends of dondakaya.
  • Cook masala dondakaya for a minute and add curry leaves and cook further until half cooked.
  • Add remaining masala paste and add 1 cup water.
  • Cook until you obtain thick paste.
  • Dondakaya Masala is ready. Serve hot by garnishing with coriander leaves.


Nutritional facts:


  • Gherkins has culinary properties
  • It has many micro nutrients like Vitamin A, beta carotene, calcium and iron.
  • It is a good source of calcium and Vitamin K.
  • It also has antioxidant properties
  • It is low in fat and good for heart patients
  • Garlic raises our HDL (good) cholesterol levels, prevents LDL (bad) cholesterol from building up on arterial walls
  • Garlic has been found to be helpful to those dealing with impotence
  • Ginger has long been used as a natural heartburn remedy
  • Turmeric works as a natural detoxifier agent for liver
  • A good quality of groundnut has the property of maintaining  and repairing the body tissues
  • Groundnuts are rich in anti-oxidants


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