Tindora , a small cucumber-like gourd also known as "Ivy gourd", is popular all over India . It is called “ Dondakaya” in Telugu. .Ivy gourd contains beta-carotene, a major vitamin A precursor from plant sources. It is also considered a good source of protein and fiber.

Ingredients:-
Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup (Fresh)
Chopped Tindora - 2 cups
Channa dal -1/2 cup
Onions - 2
Green chilles and Ginger Paste - 1 tbsp

For seasoning:

1 tsp Urad dal
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Curry leaves
1 tsp Oil
Red chilli powder -1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp Turmeric

Method:-
1. Soak the channa dal in water for 1 hour.
2. Wash the tindora and chop the ends. Then cross wise, cut into thin circles. Take the chopped Tindora into a bowl or small vessel and sprinkle a little water (about a Tbsp). Place the tindora container in a pressure pan / cooker and cook till you hear two whistles. After the valve pressure is gone, remove the container. The tindora would be done not the mush way, but on a crisper side. Put the cooked tindora into a colander, to drain any water present.

3. Cut onions and set aside.

4. Heat oil in a pan. Add urad dal, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add onions and fry till they turn pink then add green chillies paste to it. Fry for a minute and add tindora pieces to it and cook for 2 minutes.
5. To that add soaked channa dal and cook till the tindora is tender and channa dal is cooked. Add turmeric powder, salt and chilli powder and let it cook for another 2 minutes and turn the stove off.

6. Serve with rice or chapati.
Awards-
Sowmya of Creative Saga who has always inspired me with her beautiful comments, has passed me the wonderful "Arte Y Pico "award. Thanks a ton Sowmya . The rules of the award are:
1. Choose five blogs you consider deserving of this award. (Creativity, interesting material, etc.)
2. Each award includes the name of the owner of the blog and his/her link.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4. Award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y Pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

I would love to pass the award to Srilekha , Sagari , Divya ,Happy cook , Uma ,Cham


Vidya of My Recipes has passed me the "Perfect blend of friendship Award". Thanks a lot Vidya I always cherish our friendship.

I would like to pass this to Vij ,Shamma Nagarajan ,Kannan

35 Comments:

  1. Dershana said...
    hey sireesha, that's right..this little vegetable is a treasure trove of vitamins. the simple dish looks really good. congrats on all your awards.
    srikars kitchen said...
    wow... nice entry... looks delicious... congrats on ur awards..
    SriLekha said...
    congrats on both of ur awards and thank u so much for passing it to me sireesha! really u deserved it!
    coming to ivy gourd curry its really nice and i use to do it with a light change!
    Sujatha said...
    looks yummy, Sireesha! my fav vegetable.. good one!
    Uma said...
    Dondakaya entha baaguntundo kadaa! Naaku chala ishtam! Your curry looks so delicious.

    Congrats on the well deserved awards and thank you so much for thinking about me dear!
    rekhas kitchen said...
    yes sireesha lovely vegetable inever made with dal will try this
    Happy cook said...
    Thabkyou for passin me the award.
    I love this veggie, my mom made almost like this at home.
    It is a pity we don't get it here
    Divya Vikram said...
    Nice curry..Thanks for passing on the award to me..
    Cham said...
    The dondakaya curry looks yummy, i usually don't make like this. Sounds tasty. Congrats on ur awards and thank u so much to pass it :)
    Mrs.Kannan said...
    OMG............Thanks alot Sireesha,for passing me this award,I am so exiteddd..this is the first one i am getting.......Thanks alot huggggggggsssssss
    Suma Rajesh said...
    congrates on ur awards....this looks simple and great entry..
    Indranee said...
    Yes, I have heard that these gourds are full of nutrients...good recipe!Congrats on your awards:)
    Divya said...
    Tindora is one of my favorite veggies from back in India. I still make them here. Congratulations on the awards.
    Vidhya said...
    dondakai looks delicious. Its good for diabetics. Congratulations on your awards
    Laavanya said...
    I wasn't a fan of this vegetable and my mom didn't make it often but nowadays we love it at home. Must try your curry someday...
    Uj said...
    I love Ivy Gourd..But dont get it here..Missing it.. Your recipe looks nice..Congratulations
    Shama Nagarajan said...
    hai sireesha

    Thank u for ur award.Its a coincidence,i am abt to post dondakaya fry recipe.Ur recipe is different........looks good and delicious.
    LG said...
    Dondakaya and Chanadal is new to me..I must try it out Sireesha. Good One. Congratulations on those awards.
    Priti said...
    I like this veggie too but we don't make much often ! Yours looks delicious...and Congrats on your awards :)
    sowmya said...
    nice recipe..will try your way sometime..
    Kitchen said...
    Congratulations dear on the award. I too cut the Ivy Gourd in rounds only. This recipe looks new to me. Did u add dry coconut in it? Recipe looks awesome.
    RAKS KITCHEN said...
    Congrats on ur awards and curry looks nice!
    Purva Desai said...
    Ivy Gourd curry looks different and yummy
    Shreya said...
    Hi Sireesha, I have missed reading your recipes. When I moved to Hyd first, I was introduced to Dondakkaya fry with peanuts, which I hated. Your recipe is amazing! Will surely try this. I love the wheat payasam recipe too:-)
    Usha said...
    Congrats on your awards...the ivy gourd curry looks yummy...this one is one of my faves...
    Swati said...
    Hi Sireesha

    Thats a new and a delicious dish!!
    Congrats on your awards..
    Ramya Bala said...
    Thats a lovely recipe..but a different way of preparation from mine..
    U post ur recipes so fast sireesha...had a look over the wheat payasam..the recipe is awesome..dry ginger powder..sure gonna taste little different,than usual
    notyet100 said...
    looks yummy,..congrats fr all the well deserved awards,..
    Sireesha said...
    Kitchen - I added Fresh coconut not dry one.Updated in post also.
    Sangeeth said...
    congrats on ur awards and i never cook ivygourd as he doesn't like it. urs look yummy
    Shama Nagarajan said...
    hai sireesha

    A small gift for u in my blog.

    Cheers............
    raaji said...
    congrats sireesha for the awards...curry looks yum
    DEESHA said...
    lovely .. ivy gourd is soo tasty
    DEESHA said...
    lovely .. ivy gourd is soo tasty
    Mahimaa's kitchen said...
    tindora looks yummy sireesha. they go best with rotis..

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