Katurle chi bhaji

Kantola or Spiny gourd is a seasonal vegetable. It is called Katurle or Kartoli in Marathi. Katurle chi bhaji is a stir fried preparation with minimal spices. Katurle are nutrient dense and offer multiple health benefits and hence minimally cooked to preserve its nutrient content.


  • 400 grams Katurle / spiny gourd, small size and washed
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seed powder
  • 8 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Coriander leaves
  • 1 pinch Hing / asafoetida
  • Salt, as per taste
  • 2 tablespoons Oil, as required


  1. Clean and chop Katurle in small pieces and place in salted water.
  2. Heat oil. Splutter cumin seeds, hing and mustard seeds.
  3. Add crushed garlic and saute.
  4. Add katurle, turmeric powder and coriander seed powder. Mix well.
  5. Cover and cook for 10=15 minutes till Katurle are fully cooked.
  6. Adjust taste with salt and red chilli powder.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve katurle chi bhaji with chapati.

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