Sponge Gourd And Flax Seed Curry


Hi everyone and welcome to my cozy cooking corner again. How are you all? I have been late to post my new creation because was having guests at home and lots of fun and enjoyment though I am now back to my blogosphere and ready to roll. It’s the month of June and it’s pretty hot in here in Delhi and the whole of India. People generally enjoy seasonal fruits and vegetables more, now and we have a perfect variety of them too like mangoes, sponge gourds, ladyfingers, pointed gourds etc. We generally want our preparations to be milder and tastier this time of the year. So I am sharing a recipe of sponge gourd with roasted flax seed powder. I have made similar recipes using flax seed powder and other different vegetables and this one is in line with the others in being tastier, healthier and all green. So let’s start with the dish—-


  1. Sponge Gourd – 1 kg
  2. Roasted Flaxseed Powder -200 gms
  3. Radish -1
  4. Turmeric Powder -1 tsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  6. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  7. Dry Mango Powder or Tamarind Paste- 1 tsp
  8. Salt – According to taste

For the tempering:-

  1. Five Spice mix -1 tsp
  2. Dry Red Chillies – 2
  3. Bay Leaf – 1
  4. Fortune Mustard Oil -1 tbsp


Step 1

Wash and scrape the sponge gourd and cut into round pieces. Wash and cut the radish likewise.

Step 2

Take a pan and add all the tempering ingredients into it. Let it splutter.

Step 3

Next add the chopped sponge gourd, radish, and salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder,garam masala, and fry for three minutes. Now add enough water, cover and simmer on a medium flame.

Step 4

Now when the veggies are half cooked add the roasted flax seed powder and dry mango powder and saute the curry till water evaporates.

IMG_5212.jpg  Our Sponge Gourd And Flax Seed Curry is done. Serve it with steamed rice, rasam, garlic chutney and poppadums or friums.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a rocking June weekend. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!



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Hi! I am Abha Jha and I welcome you all heartily to my blog. Cooking has been my passion for the better part of my life. I was brought up knowing the traditional Indian style of cooking from my ancestral home. I wish to pass on this treasure trove of delightful, easy and yummy recipes to foodies and budding chefs alike. I also love experimenting with food and discovering world cuisine. I wish to keep discovering amazing new recipe's and showcasing them with the world.

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