Dondakaya Pachadi/Tindora, Tindli Chutney/Kovakkai Chutney/Ivy Gourd Chutney - Side Dish for Idly/Dosa

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Today we have a spicy lip-smacking chutney with tindora/dosakaya/kovakkai. When i made the chutney, none could identify the vegetable. I even fed this chutney mixed with rice to my Lil one, though it was a bit spicy for his age he loved it.
This chutney makes a scrumptious combo with idly/dosa and also a filling meal when mixed with steaming hot rice and ghee. Do try it and let me know your comments.
1 cup chopped ivy gourd/tindora/kovakai/dosakaya, tightly packed
1.5 tsp chana dal
1.5 tsp urad dal
3-4 nos red chilies
2 nos green chilies
1/4 cup freshly grated coconut
a small marble-sized tamarind, strings and seeds removed
a handful of curry leaves
a handful of fresh coriander leaves

1/2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
a strand of curry leaf
a pinch of hing
1 red chili
1/4 tsp sesame seeds

  • In a pan/tava, add a tsp of oil, add chana dal and urad dal and the chilies. Saute until the dal turn golden brown, remove it from the pan toa plate. Let it cook.
  • To the hot pan, add chopped tindora/ivy gourd and saute for 5-8 minutes in a simmer flame for the veggies to wilt a bit
  • Remove the tindora/ivy gourd to the same plate and let it cool completely. Take this dal and veggies into a mixie, add tamarind, coconut and salt. Grind it to a smooth chutney. Remove the chutney to a clean bowl.
  • Heat a small tadka pan with oil for tempering, splutter mustard seeds, add hing, chili, curry leaves and red chili. Pour this sizzling tadka over the chutney and serve it along idly/dosa. I served it along dibba rotti.

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  1. Mouthwatering chutney and the combination yum yum...

  2. Wow ,you guys have so many chutney recipes.For us it's only mint or mango chutney or few more.

  3. Priya, a small correction. It is dondakaya not dosakaya. Ivy gourd is dondakaya. Another mouthwatering chutney!!

  4. What a lovely chutney. Would have never thought of making chutney with ivy gourd.

  5. That is a yummy chutney with tindora. This is new to me. Tindora is dondakaya not dosakaya.

  6. Beautiful chutney and bookmarked ! I must learn all the variety you guys make , awesome dear .

  7. What a delicious chutney priya..your kiddos are too good to eat such chutneys ..

  8. kalakkareenga priya ! all pachadis are awesome !

  9. ஹெல்தி சட்னி

  10. Very interesting and yummy looking chutney

  11. Interesting Chutney Priya. I have never made this one! Love the cute board behind the dish..

  12. as much as my family dislikes this...this BM i have found a zillion reasons to make this veggie again and again..this one is also going to soon make to me and my family's tummy

  13. And this is another new dish to me. Bookmarked


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