May 26, 2008

Recipe - Dondakaya fry (Tindora/Kovakkai/Kundru sabzi)

Ivy gourd or Little gourd stir fry


Tindora/little gourd has low glycemic index which is good for people who are diabetic, helps regulates blood glucose. It is high in beta-carotene. I just came to know that dondakaya is also known as gentleman's toes (compare lady's fingers/okra ). Source: Wikipedia.

Tindora/dondakaya is very popular vegetable in south India. Dondakaya can be eaten as a curry or chutney. My kids love dondakaya fry with less spice.


  • Tindora - 40 (sliced in circles)
  • Onion - 1 medium size (1 cup chopped)
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Red Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Oil - 1 teaspoon


Preheat oi in a skillet, add tindora, onion and turmeric.

Fry them for 10 - 15 minutes. Tindora will be almost ready to be done/cooked, add red chilli powder, salt.

Cook till tindora is done well. Serve hot with rice or roti.

Preparation time 20 - 30 minutes
# Servings: 4


notyet100 said...

we callit kudrum..nice one,..

Andhra Flavors said...

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Swati Raman Garg said...

i will also post this one soon

Trupti said...

sometimes I also make same sabji

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