Grated Usirikaya – 1 cup

Oil – 1 cup for frying usirikaya,

Red chilli powder – 5 tbsp

Fenugreek powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp

Mustard powder – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Lemon juice – 3 tbsp


Oil – 1/2 cup

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Mashed garlic – 10

Asafoetida -1/8 tsp

Broken red chillies – 8 pieces

Curry leaves – 2 springs


  1. Wash and pat dry usirikayas. Grate them using a carrot grater. Keep aside.
  2. Heat 1/2 cup of oil in a pan and add grated usirikaya. Fry on medium flame till colour changes.
  3. Switch off the flame and add lemon juice. Mix well and keep it aside.
  4. Take a bowl. Mix red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, fenugreek powder and mustard powder. Mix well keep it aside.


  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds start to crackle, add cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds. Then add mashed garlic, red chillies , curry leaves and asafoetida.
  2. Fry for 1 to 2 minutes. Switch off the flame.
  3. Mix it with grated usirikaya. Add all the dry masalas to it. Mix well.
  4. Check out the seasonings. Goes well with idli , dosa and rice.

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