As a child I never ate few veggies and one among them is Tindora .Mom used to try and cook in many different ways but some how never felt like eating.Now I prepare it for shirish though but never tried to eat it , but one day there was lot of curry and thought let me try and see how it tastes and you know what to my surprise I liked it.
The Tindora is a tropical vegetable that grows widely across India’s coastal regions. As is with most vegetables, the Tindora has nutritional properties, that are believed to reduce blood glucose levels, and is hence highly recommended to diabetics.
Tindora - 250 grams
Green chili - 2
Curry leaves - 2
Onion small - 1/2
Coriander powder - 1/4 tsp
Cilantro/coriander - 2tsp(finely chopped)
Garlic - 2 pods
Jeera seeds - 1/2 tsp
1.Wash and cut the tindora vertically.Chop the onions,green chillies,spring onions,curry leaves,garlic.Grind curry leaves,garlic,roasted dal powder ,keep it aside.
2.Boil the tindora for 5-8 min and drain the water.
3.Heat oil in a pan and add few jeera seeds ,onion,green chili and saute them for 5min .Add the ground garlic paste ,turmeric.Mix it properly.
4.Add tindora/dondakaya ,salt,coriander powder and mix and cook for 8-10 min on medium low flame.And switch of the heat.
Can be served with steamed rice or roti.
Note:Adding ground garlic,curry leaves,roasted dal powder(fry urad dal,tuvar dal,channa dal and grind into powder you can use it for rasam) paste gives a nice flavor and a different taste.