Tindora Fry/Ivy gourd Fry - Dry Curry , Rice Accompaniment

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ivy Gourd /Tindora is my Brother's Favorite Vegetable. When he moved to Dubai for his job, he stayed with us for a year. I used to make this every weekend, and he would help me in cutting the vegetables, as this one in particular is little job, it has to be cut into thin slices for a good fry. Since i used to make this Every week, i had to make another curry as a variety for my Dear hubby!!! So, my weekend cooking would be (still is) very elaborate, 2 curries or one curry and  one kootu, sambhar, rasam, it is like Festival!!!!! But i dont mind cooking, when i see them enjoying the meal and polishing it off the plate, it is worth it

1/2 Kg of Ivy Gourd/Tindora
1 tsp Red Chili powder
Salt to taste

2 tsp oil
1 tsp Mustard Seeds/Kadugu
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 sprigs curry leaves
hing a pinch
  • Wash and Slice the Ivy Gourd/Tindora into thin slices either vertically or horizontally.
  • Heat oil in a Non-Stick pan, Splutter mustard seeds, add curry leaves, hing, and turmeric powder.
  • Add the Sliced tindora's/Ivy gourd and give it a toss. Let the oil Coat the veggie well.
  • Next add Red Chili powder and salt and mix well. Let this is cook in a medium flame for 15-20 minutes.
  • Toss it frequently to avoid burning. Sprinkle water if the veggies burn. But it is better cook in a slow flame without adding water, since water makes it soggy. 
  • Take it off the stove, when the tindora/ivy gourd is cooked completely and roasted. 
  • Serve Hot as Rice accompaniment.
Sending this Healthy Diet - Vegetarian Side Dishes, hosted by Vardhini of Cooksjoy, Event by  Priya

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  1. If someone chopped it for me, I wouldn't mind cooking this veggie at all. Nice.

  2. i love to have it with hot ghee rice..yummy
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  3. Super delicious stir fry,love it.

  4. Simple and delish.. I too make like this..

  5. I painfully cut the veggi and make it as often as it appears at home :) We love it in any form.

  6. Crispy and yummy looking veggie fry!

  7. I am not big fan of gherkins but if well done it does taste well....like the way it has turned out for u, nice spread

  8. Good one Priya...another of my favorite vegetable. Looks super yum...

  9. been seeing so many recipes with this veggie..really must try it!

  10. Tindoora fry looks inviting.


  11. Nice curry and yummy platter...


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