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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Tindora fry/Easy sidedish recipe

Tindora or Ivy gourd is also called by different names like the parwal, kundru, tondli in Marathi, Toroda, kunduri (Oriya), kovai, kundri or kovakkai in Malayalam and kovakka in Tamil, Dondakaya in Telugu or also baby watermelon-source varehvah
This Veg helps to reduce the sugar level.I havent heard of this until i get married.My mother -in law used to make this curry .My husband is very much fond of this curry.I started preparing this for his sake .I tried different variations and today it was super yummy because of the powder i added to it and i wanted to share the  recipe with all of you.

Preparation time:10 minutes
Cooking time:25-30 min
Serves :1-2


  • 1/2 pound tindora.
  • A pinch of turmeric.
  • 1/2 tbsp sambar powder.
  • Salt as required .
  • 2 tbsp oil.
  • 1/2 tbsp special powder--- 2 red chili, few cumin seed ,few Channa dal (dry roast and grind them)

To Temper:
  • 1/2 tbsp Mustard seeds.
  • 1/2 tbsp Urad dal.
  • Cut the tindora in to thin slices.
  • Add oil to the tava and add items in "to temper".
  • Add tindora and saute for 5 min in high flame.
  • Add turmeric and sambar powder.

  • Reduce the flame and wait until they shrink and changes color.
  • Add special powder,salt and saute for some time (already the powder is roasted ,so switch it off with in few minutes)
  • Tindora fry is ready to be served.
  • Serve it with rice or chappathi.

  • If you want it crunchy serve them hot.
  • Cut them in to thin slices so that it cooks easily.
  • Adding special powder gives a kick to the fry.
  • It has to be cooked thoroughly in oil otherwise it will not taste good.

You might be intrested in side dish like Mango Curry,okra curry,MixVeg Curry

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  1. We call okra or in our local term as bendi, I like the simple way you have prepared it and definitely makes a delicious side with rice and sambar or rasam.

    1. Good to know a new name nava.Thanks for your comments

  2. aha.. thats a really simple side dish..can be prepared in jiffy

  3. my son's favorite vegetable. nicely done.

  4. One of my fav veggie,looks simply superb....Thxs for visiting my space n ur lovely comments dear!!

    pls remove word verification!!

  5. Kovakkai fry looks delicious dear, thanks for sharing :)

  6. Yummy looking Kovakkai fry with special powder.Channa dal is a totally new ingredient for me in this.

    1. Yes for me too.Just had some remaining powder .Thought of using it and tada thats a yummy fry

  7. Love this fry with some curd rice, my fav..

  8. Thanks priya,arthy,menaga ,linsy

  9. Replies
    1. Thanks deeksha for your lovely comments.Do keep in touch

  10. Perfect with roti. Thanks for linking.

  11. Tasty and perfect side didh for roti !!


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