Konkani Style Field Marrow Stir Fry (Magge Upakari Recipe)

Konkani Style Field Marrow Stir Fry (Magge Upakari Recipe)

A simple recipe for everyday cooking. Hope this recipe helps you include veggies in your diet in easy, simple healthy ways.

A simple field marrow stir fry recipe, Konkani style. It’s called magge upakari in Konkani. Field marrow is called magge in Konkani. Upakari means stir fry in Konkani. Field marrow is also known as Malabar cucumber, Mangalore cucumber in India.

There are many more Konkani style stir fry recipes for you on this blog. There are many more field marrow recipes for you on this blog too.


  • 1/2 of a medium-sized field marrow 
  • 1.5 tablespoon of oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon of urad dal (split black lentil)
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • 1-2 leaflet of curry leaves
  • 1-2 tablespoon of coconut (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Preparation Method:

  1. Peel the field marrow. 
  2. Chop off the inner portion bearing the seeds of field marrow completely. 
  3. Cube them.
  4. Heat a pressure cooker. Add in oil.
  5. Add mustard seeds. Once they start popping add urad dal.
  6. Then add in slit green chilli, pieces of dried red chilli, curry leaves & let them fry for a minute.
  7. Then add in field marrow cubes, 3/4 to 1 cup of water, salt & cook closed on a medium heat.
  8. Cook only for one whistle.
  9. Once the pressure is released, remove off the lid, add in grated coconut & serve hot.

Side Note: 

  1. You can cook this stir-fry in a wok too. Pressure cooker just fastens the process & lessens the hassle.
  2. Adjust the amount of water you add depending on how you like your stir fry to be. Dry or with some delicious water in it. We at home love some delicious water to be present along with the veggie in this stir fry. :)
  3. You can even add garlic to this upakari. Add them smashed a little along with urad dal. I prefer this stir fry without garlic though.
  4. Adjust the amount of spice by increasing or reducing the amount of chillies you add.