March 9, 2018

Chukka Kura & Ivy Gourd Chutney / Chutney Recipe - 34 / #100chutneys

The look of Chukka kura is similar to Palak ( Spinach ) and also have a sour taste. So it is popularly known as Khatta Palak. Chukka kura pappu and pachadi is a quite famous dish in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana which is generally served with hot rice. And also, these leaves can be used in Pulusu ( Kuzhambu ) and stir fries along with potato. In my today's chutney series, I have used another healthy veggie "Ivy gourd" along with these leaves to give a delicious chutney which pairs perfectly with Rice, Idly and Dosa. This chutney is easy to prepare, tastes yummy and healthy too. Adjust the quantity of chilli according to taste bud. 

Ingredients :

1 1/2 Tbsp Oil 
1 1/2 Cups Chukka Keera ( 1 Bunch ) 
8 - 10 Ivy gourd / Kovakkai / Tindora, finely chopped 
4 - 5 Green chillies, chopped ( Adjust according to taste bud ) 
1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds 
4 - 5 Garlic pods 
Salt to taste 

For Tadka :

1 Tsp Oil 
1 Tsp Urad dal 
2 Dry red chillies 
A pinch of Hing powder 

Method :

Heat oil in a pan and add garlic pods followed by cumin seeds, green chillies and Ivy gourd pieces. 

Saute it for about 2 - 3 minutes in a low flame.

Now add chukka kura and saute it again until the leaves changes its colour and gets cooked. 

Once done, remove from the flame and cool the ingredients. 

Grind it little coarsely or fine paste by adding the required quantity of salt and water. 

Transfer it to a bowl and keep aside. 

For taka, heat oil in a pan and add urad dal followed by red chilies and hing powder. 

Fry and add it to the prepared chutney. 


Serving Options :

Serve with Rice, Idly or Dosa. 


  1. Interesting combination of flavours in this chutney , I have never tried it loved your recipe a must try for sure, thanks for the lovely share.

  2. You've introduced me to one more green. Never had it but will surely be on the lookout for chukka keera when I next visit the south. a unique chutney as I would Neve rhave thought of using ivy gourd for chutneys.