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Popular Ivy Gourd Tindora Recipes

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Tindora or Ivy gourd is also called by different names like the kundru, tondli, Toroda, kunduri, kovai, kundri or kovakkai, kovakka, Dondakaya or also baby watermelon or little gourd is a tropical vine.  Tindora is a small, stubby, green colored vegetable which grows strongly on vines are used to make scrumptious curries, stews, pickles, salads and stir fries.

Tindora is available in abundance, fresh, cheap, healthy and tasty. There are many variations to the Tindora recipes depending on its region and taste. Ivy gourd is available after the rainy season for about 6 months in a year. Most of the people love to grow this vegetable in their own kitchen garden. A variety of dishes can be prepared with this versatile vegetable like frieschutney or stuffed with masala.

There are a variety of recipes from all over the world that list Ivy Gourd as the main ingredient. Listed below are few of my popular and easy Ivy gourd recipes that are worth trying-

  • Tindora fry: It is a very popular Andhra style preparation where they are finely sliced deep fried and tempered with seasoning. 


  • Tindora Ka SalanIvy gourds which are cut into four and dropped in the salan This dish is generally seen in most food joints in Hyderabad.

  • Bharli Tondi Tindora Masala Maharashtrian: It is an excellent dish from the Maharashtrian cuisine made with Ivy Gourd; stuffed with masala and cooked in spicy tangy thick gravy. Bharli Tondli means Stuffed Tindora, is a classic recipe having its own signature stuffing. 

  • Tindla Channa: This is an authentic and traditional Maharashtrian style recipe made with boiled pieces of Tindora cooked with channa blended together with coconut, roasted peanut and spices in spicy thick gravy.

  • Tindora Chutney: It is one of the most vital side dishes of India. Tindora cooked with excellent and simple spices along with some tempering gives a remarkable taste to this spicy chutney. There are so many varieties and variations in Tindora chutney.


  • Ivy Gourd Kootu: A delicious South Indian recipe. This recipe is good for asthma and diabetic patient.

Health Tips:

  • Tindora contains a fabulous mix ofcomplex carbohydrates, fiber, B vitamins, protein and minerals.
  • Ivy gourd has been regarded as a therapeutic plant in conventional Thai and ayurvedic medicine.
  • Ivy gourd has beta-carotene, a significant vitamin A.
  • New research shows that consuming 50 grams of kundru daily can help keep your blood sugar under check.The parts used in diabetes treatment are mainly the leaves.

Most of the above dishes are always tempting with its subtle magical flavors that allure our taste buds. It has always been a pleasant experience making a variety of Tindla or Tindora or Ivy gourd dishes.

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