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Bibbe Upkari (Tender Cashewnut Stir Fry)

on January 27, 2015

“Upkari” means stir fry in Konkani language, It can be made out of almost any vegetable. And it is supposed to be quite healthy πŸ™‚ Of course, veggies are healthy isn’t it. Upkari recipes demand for very less oil, so a perfect one if you are on a diet πŸ˜‰

In every konkani household, a upkari is a must with the meal πŸ™‚ I remember my mom used to make different ukparis everyday, which I hardly ate πŸ˜€ Well, I developed a liking towards it only after marriage.

Now back to the recipe, Tender cashewnut stir fry is a delicacy in Mangalore among the Amchi’s. Tender cashewnuts are available only during the season, So most of the time it is stacked to use it later in the curries, sweet dishes or stir frys. This one’s a very simple stir fry with Ivy gourd (Tendle). Tender cashewnuts were sent over to Dubai by my MIL, and I made this outta it πŸ˜€


  • Tender cashwenuts – 2 cups
  • Ivy gourd – 1 cup (Cut lengthwise)
  • Mustard seeds – 1tsp
  • Oil – 2tsp
  • Curry leaves – 4-5
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chillies – 2 (Broken into bits)
  • Scraped Coconut – 2 tbsp


  • Place the cashews in hot water for about 30 mins and remove the skin. Set it aside
  • In a pan, Heat oil, Splutter the mustard seeds, now add the red chilli bits and curry leaves and toss.
  • Next add the Ivy gourd and sprinkle a little water, Cover and cook until its soft
  • Now add the tender cashewnuts and salt and mix well. Cover and cook for another 2 min.
  • Sprinkle the scraped coconut and toss well. Serve hot with rice and dalithoy or even with poori as a side, or eat it just like that, like how I do πŸ˜‰



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