Kadale Manoli by Freda

Ivy gourd is the most frequently used veggie at my home. My Mom literally makes it every other day. She has experimented so many recipes with it. Naturally it’s everyone’s favourite veggie at home. So when I bumped into Freda’s Kadale Manoli post without a moment’s thought I soaked some black chickpeas and went to bed. I like to soak them overnight. If you are a person who enjoys veggies, please don’t miss this recipe.


I am very glad I tried the recipe. In the beginning I was not sure about combining ivy gourd and kala chana, but then it took me by surprise. If you have never had kadale manoli like me, then you’re in for a treat. I had it with rice, rasam and curd. Loved the entire meal.



The ivy gourd took some time to cook for me, otherwise it’s not a very time consuming dish. After adding the ivy gourd you can cover the pan, simmer and leave it till it’s done, stirring occasionally.

Freda’s recipe is super detailed and very easy to follow. So there are very low possibilities that you might go wrong.

The heart of the recipe with no doubt is the masala! Very aromatic and flavourful! Follow the exact measurements of the masala mentioned by Freda to get best results. My masala didn’t turn out that red. Maybe cause I didn’t use the kashmiri variety of chillis unlike Freda.

It is a wonderful warming dish to pair up with rice! It has this beautiful coconut flavour complimented with a few more Southern spices that will soothe your palate. You can taste the coast with every bite! So if you are a fan of coconutty flavour like me, then you are reading the right recipe:) So my final verdict is- PLEASE TRY IT!!

Final look!

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16 thoughts on “Kadale Manoli by Freda

  1. Lina, it looks wonderful 🙂 This definitely makes a good combo. Thanks to my Aunt who introduced me to this yummy dish! Like you I love anything with coconut too 😀 Yes the Kashmiri chillies give that color, but as far as it taste good, the color doesn’t matter. Thanks for the wonderful feedback. Also I’ve mailed you regarding something, do let me know if you need to know how to go about it 🙂

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    1. Thanks Freda! It was truly worth trying! And yes I checked my mail only today and I’ve replied to you! I will be more than glad to know how to go about it! Thanks Freda! Very sweet of you.

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  2. Lina,
    Both fabulous recipes- yours and Fredas!
    I would certainly love for you to try one of my recipes and give me feedback. Do let me know if you are interested.

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