Thursday, May 19, 2011

"Upkari"- From my kitchen

Serve hot, eat at one shot, even a  lot.
Let me know, if you give this a shot
1. Not a good cook.
2. I eat to live not other way.
3.Special cookeries are out of my dictionary.
My cooking calibre projected. Yet I present this mouth watering "upkari" that's the pride of my kitchen today.
picture courtesy: self
1] Tindora [ivy gourd, tondli, tendli are few names it is familiar with in India]
2] Fresh cashews
Cutting method:-length wise slits
3]Fresh grated coconut
4] Mustard seeds, Red chillies, Curry leaves
5] Cooking oil [preferably sunflower oil]

Heat a spoon full oil in pan. Add mustard seeds. As it splutters, add curry leaves and red chillies[whole,slit or pieces]. Next add Tindas, sprinkle salt. Cover it and cook on low flame. Once the vegetable is cooked add the cashews and cook little more. Just before we put off the flame, sprinkle freshly grated coconut.

Simplest & tastier. It is a common- typical and notable Konkani dish called 'upkari". Easier to pronounce and memorise than the names of any Italian Dish or French that we rattle off, isn't it?

I dedicate this post to the U-Day of round 9 of ABC Wednesday meme. Please click here for details and more shots.


  1. The Upkari looks so delicious! Yummmmyy :)

  2. tht looks tasty and easy to try!! i am not much of a cook and would love to try easy dishes...that are tastyy!! and i loved the caption on rhymes well :)

  3. Arti-ya it does. The combination makes it yummier.
    Cindrella-tell me when you try it!njoy.

  4. Interesting recipe. We do a Bong version with coconut, mustard and green chillies :)

  5. Thats interesting Purba.Cool.
    I feel so nice today after you all dropped a line on my post few hours after posting.

  6. Looks delicious. Thanks for sahring, and I'm certainly going to try this out :).

    So you having loads of time, now you're off FB ;)

  7. haha :coolantz: off fb yes is a relief. do try out and let me know. we will then have another tagged post whose "upkari" turned best.

  8. Very nice! Will try this on my husband when he returns! Hey, just for you to know am having problem on loading you site. Dont know if its only with me, but do check it out.

  9. Ash- gr8 idea. do try..about site, will check with others. thanks for letting me know.

  10. Yes, Rajesh. Typical amchigele hit item. tendle-bibbo upkari.

  11. Well this is a simple and tasty dish which i like to eat

  12. aah one of my favs! tendli and bibo(wet cashews) upkari :)

  13. sounds yummy...i have tasted the bong version that Purba mentioned... :-)

  14. Looks good, not a good cook either but I try lol.

    U is for Umbrella, please come and see. Thanks!

  15. Sounds like something even I could make - if I could find the ingredients!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team