Go Back
+ servings

Kakarakaya Nuvvulannam (Bitter gourd-Sesame Rice)

Author: Pavani
Print Pin
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: andhra
Servings: 23 serving


  • 2 cups Rice - cooked (I used basmati, but any cooked rice that is not mushy will work here)
  • ¼ cup Sesame seeds
  • 2 chilies Dry red
  • - 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 8 ~ 10 Curry leaves
  • 3 chilies Green - slit
  • to taste Salt


  • Boil or microwave kakarakaya along with salt and 2tbsp yogurt until tender. Squeeze out the water and set aside until ready to use.
  • Dry roast sesame seeds and dry red chilies until lightly golden. Turn off the heat and add garlic cloves. Let the mixture cool a little bit and then grind into a powder along with some salt.
  • Heat 2tbsp oil in a pan; add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Once the seeds start to splutter, add curry leaves and boiled bittergourd and cook until bittergourd starts to turn lightly browned around the edges.
  • Add the cooked rice, ground sesame powder and salt. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes. Serve hot.


Linking this to Valli's 'Cooking from Cookbook Challenge'.
Tried this recipe?Mention @cooks_hideout or tag #cookshideout!