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Vegetables like bhindi, ivy gourd, brinjal, beerakaya(ridge gourd), snake gourd etc can be slit into four quarters and stuffed with various dry spices. Usually tender ones are preferred. The slit vegetables are shallow/deep fried. Ulli / Ulligadda in Telugu means onions and kaaram means chilli. Onions are made into a paste along with cumin seeds. Red chilli powder is added to this paste. This is called ullikaaram. This paste is stuffed into these veggies and cooked for a few minutes. It is best paired with rice/rotis and a nice helping of ghee. As usual, I am mentioning a generic recipe which can be extended to any vegetable that can be cut into 2 inches long and can be slit into four quarters.