Tindora Fry Recipe | Fried Tendli | Ivy Gourd

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Tindora Fry also known as Dondakaya Vepudu is a delicious Indian Curry made with by stir frying thinly sliced Tindora tempered with seasonings.

It goes well the North Indian meal of Dal, Raita and Roti. It also tastes good with South Indian food like Sambar-Rice, Curd Rice etc.

Tindora is a small green colored vegetable which looks like a small baby cucumber. It is a crunchy vegetable that grows on a vine in tropical regions. It is an affordable, healthy and tasty vegetable that is freshly available in abundance.

Tindora (Ivy gourd) is known by many different names across India. The most common ones are Dondakaya in Telugu, Kovakka in Tamil, Kundru, Tendli, Tondli in Marathi, Kovakkai in Malayalam etc.

There are many variations to this recipe across various states in India depending on the region and individual taste.

Tindora can be cooked as a side dish or may be pickled and is really easy to make. Tindora is a good source of fibre, beta-carotene and other micronutrients.

To make Tindora Fry at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.

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Recipe Info


CategoryMain Course

Cuisine: Indian

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Nutrition (per serving)



Carbohydrates: 5g

Protein: 2g

Ingredients For Tindora Fry Recipe

  • 250 gm Tindora
  • 1 Teaspoon Jeera / Cumin Seeds
  • 3-4 Dried Red Chilli
  • 6-7 Curry Leaves
  • 1-2 Green Chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 Pinch Hing / Asafoetida
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Haldi / Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dhaniya Coriander Powder
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

Step By Step Instructions With Photos for Tindora Fry Recipe

  • Wash, rinse and drain the Tindoras.

    Tindora Fry Recipe Step By Step Instructions 1
  • Chop off the ends and cut them into thin slices lengthwise.

    Tindora Fry Recipe Step By Step Instructions 2
  • Heat oil in a pan and add 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds. Fry the cumin seeds till they start to splutter. Add 3-4 Dried Red Chillies, 5-6 Curry Leaves, 1-2 finely chopped Green Chillies & a pinch of Heeng and fry.

    Tindora Fry Recipe Step By Step Instructions 3
  • Add the thinly sliced Tindoras to the pan.

    Tindora Fry Recipe Step By Step Instructions 4
  • Add Haldi, Red Chilli Powder, Garam Masala, Coriander Powder, Salt and Lemon Juice.

    Tindora Fry Recipe Step By Step Instructions 5
  • Stir fry the vegetables on a high-medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Then cover with a lid and cook on low flame, stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes till cooked. Tindora Fry is ready. Serve it hot with any main course meal of roti or rice.

    Tindora Fry Recipe Step By Step Instructions

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Tindora Fry Recipe | Fried Tendli | Ivy Gourd

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