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Jain Kantola Nu Shaak

Kantola Nu Shaak

Servings : 2 Persons

Ingredients :

  • 250 grams Teasel Gourd (Kantola)
  • 2 Teaspoon Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch)
  • 2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • Pinch of Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • Pinch of Mustard Seeds (Rai)
  • Pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 2 Tablespoon Oil
  • Coriander Leaves (Optional)
  • Salt To Taste

Method :

  • Wash the Vegetables after removing the top and bottom buttons.
  • If the Kantola skins has spikes make sure you remove them by scrapping else the vegetable would taste bitter.
  • Cut all Kantolas into Halves and slice them to look like half discs.
  • Soak them in water for 2-3 minutes.
  • Take some Oil in a pan and add Rai and Hing.
  • Once Rai starts cracking, Add Kantola without water.
  • Kantola should be removed from water and drained completely before adding in Oil.
  • Add Salt and Stir softly.
  • Kantola must be cooked before adding anything else. Make sure you touch one of the Kantola and it should break easily between fingers.
  • If you like crispy kantola, stir fry little more till it becomes crispy.
  • Add all spices as provided and also you can add pinch of sugar if you need.
  • Kantola should always be cooked without cover.
  • Cook for 5-10 minutes in slow flame.

Add Coriander before serving if required.

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