Dondakaya Fry, Tindora Fry

BM #71 Week 2 Day 3 - 

For Day 3, here is a no-nonsense type of a vegetable fry which my kids love to have with dal / rasam. Lot of people have a preference regarding the of the shape tindora/dondakaya is chopped in. 

I have grown up eating this fry which was chopped in thin circles. Of course, it is a laborious and time taking process to finely chop them. But with some modern gadgets, I chop them finely for my husband and have dispensed with the circular cut of dondakaya. The kids love this lengthwise cut of the vegetable. 

I have already posted another version of Tindora Fry with onions in it. Here is the No onion-no garlic version. I made this as part of a thali meal which I shall feature next week.

Ingredients - 

Tindora / Dondakaya , washed and chopped lengthwise about 1/2 lb [I used the frozen variety thawed on the counter for an hour]
Salt, Turmeric and Red Chili powder as needed
Coconut powder 1 tsp
Oil 1 Tbsp

* If I forget to thaw the frozen packet I just pop it into the MW for a couple minutes or put the packet in hot water for 10 minutes.

Dondakaya Fry, Tindora Fry

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated pan, add oil and the chopped tindora.

Fry for a few minutes while mixing gently. Sprinkle turmeric and gently mix or toss. [It typically takes about 15-20 minutes.]

When the vegetable turns a shade of brown and appears cooked through, sprinkle salt, red chili powder and coconut powder.

Serve warm with a side of rice and dal/sambar/rasam.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM#71.

Preparation Time 20 minutes
Serves 2-3
Posted by Harini R on Monday, December 12, 2016


  1. Nava K Says:
  2. Yes please to this dish with rice drenched with rasam. Yum.

  3. Kalyani Says:
  4. this with rasam-rice or sambhar is well accepted at home ! I too have never chopped tindora into circles, its always lengthwise :-)

  5. sushma Says:
  6. I too love having it with rasam and sambar. Looks yummy

  7. Priya Suresh Says:
  8. Can have this tindora fry happily with some rice.

  9. Pavani Says:
  10. Love this simple and delicious dondakaya kura.

  11. So simple yet tasty tindora fry.

  12. I prefer slices over length wise cut gourd. Regardless how it is cut, it is yummy fry!

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