Dondakaya Kobbari Vepudu ~ Tindora Coconut Stir Fry (5)

Dondakaya Kobbari Vepudu

Today, I’m going to share with you one of my favorite stir fry recipe using Tendli/Indian Gherkins aka Dondakaya as we call in Telugu. Must-have item on special occasions and a stir fry that is bound to convert hard core skeptics. It’s the sort of thing you should make only when you come across fresh, tender, bright green tindora. Tender tindora is turned into a deeply roasted delicious stir fry that is simple yet elegant to serve as part of a special meal.

Dondakaya Kobbari Vepudu Recipe

Prep: 45-50 mts

Serves: 4 persons

Cuisine: Andhra

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Ingredients:

250 gms /1/4 kg Dondakayalu/Tendli/Ivy Gourds

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

10-12 curry leaves

1 large onion, finely sliced

1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste

1 tsp red chilli pwd

pinch of coriander pwd

pinch of garam masala pwd

1/4 cup grated fresh coconut

salt to taste

1 1/2 – 2 tbsps oil

1 Wash the tendli and nip the tip and tail ends. Slice them into rounds and keep aside.
2 Heat a tbsp of oil in a cooking vessel, add the dondakaya pieces and saute on medium heat for 3 mts. Now reduce to low flame, place lid, let it cook, approx 15 minutes. Keep checking in between, sauteing them so that they don’t burn. The sauteed tindora will lose moisture and begin to have a wrinkled appearance. Remove lid at this stage and saute on low for 4-5 mts.
3 While the dondakaya is frying, take another cooking vessel, add 1/2 tbsp oil, add the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add cumin seeds and curry leaves and fry for a few seconds till the aroma emanates the kitchen.
4 Immediately add the sliced onions and combine. Add salt and turmeric pwd and mix well. Saute on medium heat for 5-6 minutes, keep sauteing so that it doesn’t burn. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 4-5 mts.
5 Add red chilli pwd, coriander pwd and garam masala pwd and combine. Add this entire onion masala mixture to the almost cooked dondakaya. Add the grated coconut and combine. Cook on low-medium flame for another 18-20 mts, without lid. Turn off heat.
6 Serve hot with steamed rice.

Tindora Nariyal Sabji

Dondakaya Kobbari Vepudu ~ Tindora Coconut Stir Fry (5)

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 Serves: 4

 Main Ingredients:

  •  dondakaya
  •   tindora

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Must-have item on special occasions and a stir fry that is bound to convert hard core skeptics. It's the sort of thing you should make only when you come across fresh, tender, bright green tindora. Tender Indian gherkins are turned into a deeply roasted delicious stir fry that is simple yet elegant to serve as part of a special meal.

35 thoughts on “Dondakaya Kobbari Vepudu ~ Tindora Coconut Stir Fry (5)

      1. Love love love love your recipes, I am not even an Indian but I made this for our Indian friends and they love it so much. Keep up with the good work

  1. Sailu garu I have a question:
    what is the difference bet. foxtail millet and hulled millet?
    I heard that foxtail millet is “KORRALU”, in american store i see hulled millets, both look same.

  2. Wow! I’ve been going through a lot of Indian recipes this past week, and each time I’ve found some great recipes (this one included)! Thanks for sharing this in great detail! 🙂

    1. Equal proportions of cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. I usually reduce the quantity of cloves when preparing garam masala.

  3. Sailu,

    Thank you for the great recipe .. tried it last night.. simple flavors yet so very delicious.
    I am gonna share it with my mom.

  4. tried this recipe today..came out yummy…thanks for ur effort in posting delicious recipes..i became a fan of urs in 2 weeks..

  5. Hi sailu garu,
    looking at the lengthy process i used to feel lazy to try. but its simple and easy once the ingredients are ready and they turn out always yummy. thanks fr ur recepis.

    Thanks,
    Hyma

  6. Hi Akka,

    I always try your recipes and they turn out excellent always. Anytime i feel like trying a new andhra recipe I refer your blog..Thanks for the efforts in sharing these informatin.

  7. Hi Akka,

    I always try your recipes and they turn out excellent always. Anytime i feel like trying a new andhra recipe I refer your blog..Thanks for the efforts in sharing these informatin.

  8. Hi Akka,

    I always try your recipes and they turn out excellent always. Anytime i feel like trying a new andhra recipe I refer your blog..Thanks for the efforts in sharing these informatin.

  9. Nenu mi recepe try chesanu. Chala baga vachindhi.
    Kothaga a recipe cheyalanna mee blog lo ne chusthanu.
    Mi recipes anni chala baguntai

  10. Amazing recipe! Tried it today and it reminded me of my grandma’s cooking! Keep up your great work! We love all of your recipes!

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