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Kakharu Dunka Raee

sweta biswal
0 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Kakharu Dunka Raee RECIPE

A rustic style curry with pumpkin leaves, tender stems and assorted vegetables in a mustard gravy!

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Orissa
  • Side Dishes
  • Vegan

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 4 cups pumpkin leaves and tender stems
  2. 1/2 cup pumpkin
  3. 1/2 cup potato
  4. 1/4 cup Arbi/colocassia
  5. 1/4 cup brinjal
  6. 1/2 cup ridge gourd
  7. 1 large tomato
  8. 10-12 garlic flakes
  9. 3-4 dry red chili
  10. 2 tsp mustard seeds
  11. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  12. 1/2 tsp pancha phutana
  13. 3 tsp oil
  14. 1/ 2 tsp turmeric
  15. salt to taste


  1. Grind the mustard seeds, cumin, 2 red chillis and 7-8 garlic pods into a fine paste.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok. Add the red chilli and pancha phutana. Allow it to splutter. Add in turmeric and all the chopped vegetables except for the pumpkin leaves and tomato.
  3. Stir fry the vegetables for 5-7 minutes. Then add the pumpkin leaves and tomatoes and mix well. Sprinkle salt and cover with lid for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the mustard-cumin paste. Pour 1/2 to 1 cup water and cover with a lid.
  5. Bring it to a boil and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes. ( If the veggies are still not done , pressure cook on a high flame for 2-3 minutes. )
  6. Crush and add the remaining garlic flakes just before removing the wok from the stove.
  7. Serve hot with white rice.

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Bindiya Sharma
Bindiya Sharma   Dec-09-2015

I can almost taste the sharpness of that gravy..lovely recipe!

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