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Dondakaya Kobbari Vepudu ~ Tindora Coconut Stir Fry (5)

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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) Recipe

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 45 min
Yield: 4
Main Ingredients: dondakaya tindora

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.

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By • Jun 17th, 2010 • Category: All Recipes, Andhra Recipes, Indian Fry Recipes, Indian Vegan Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes, Recipes Vegetable Dishes

  • http://cookeryindexer.blogspot.com/ Deepa

    I have tindora at home and was looking for a new recipe. Thanks for sharing..looks yummy

    • http://cookeryindexer.blogspot.com/ Deepa

      Feedback :) i tried…it came out really good..

      • brownthump

        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

  • http://www.litebite.in Sanjeeta kk

    Tindori with coconut would be a tasty treat.

  • http://foodmazaa.blogspot.com Shobha

    I love this dish…I make it exactly the same way..only I don’t add coconut..sometimes I add a little sambar powder for flavour.

  • http://ourrecipediary.blogspot.com Soma Pradhan

    The Tindore looks so yummy..Just like 5 star restaurant served…

  • sudha

    hmmm…yummy!!

  • sudha

    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.

  • http://sumanjsingh.wordpress.com/ Suman Singh

    one of my fav veggie…mmm…looks super delicious…thanks for sharing this recipe…

  • http://www.ricepalette.com Rice Palette

    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! :)

  • http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com/ Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

    Wow, love it dear, Love any kind of dondakaya preparation and this pic is really very tempting.

  • bhavam

    Can You Please Post garam Masala Recipe

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

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

      • Gita

        is this cardamom green or is it wht we call masala elaichi??

        • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

          Green Cardamom

  • sridevi

    lovely looking tindora sabji i love tindora must try 2day i’ll get tindora hmmm..

  • http://www.rajendermanju.blogspot.com Manju Rajender

    Wow !!! what a colour…looks absolutely yummy :)

  • hema jeevan

    looks yummy. my favourite subzi, will definitely try it.

  • Raghu

    Thanks a lot Sailu. Great effort on your part.
    You should be inspiration to lot of modern day girls..

    Appreciate.

  • Susan

    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.

  • reethu

    Hi Sailu,

    I tried this recipe yesterday and It came out really well. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

  • Vyjayanthi

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

  • http://Telugucookbook.blitzing.com Sidharth

    My favorite recipe. Easy and tasty

  • sireesha

    vow super ecipe..most of us avoid this vegetable..but this fry looks yummy..will try it out :)

  • Hyma

    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

  • http://www.facebook.com/gotoraghu Raghunath Reddy

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gotoraghu Raghunath Reddy

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gotoraghu Raghunath Reddy

    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.

  • Jayasri

    Just tried this recipe today love love loved it!!! I added a bit of jaggery in the end… simply superb!

  • Swathi

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