BM #105 Week 1 Day 1 - 

After a hectic month long marathon, we are back to blogging at a leisurely pace. This week I have chosen to present some side dishes to go with Rice or Roti.

Today's fry goes well with rice/millet/quinoa along with Dal/Sambar/Rasam.

This version of Dondakaya (Tindora) Fry is our latest favorite at home. 

Ingredients - 

Tindora / Dondakaya , washed and chopped lengthwise about 2 cups
Salt, Turmeric and Red Chili powder as needed
Oil 1 Tbsp
To Grind - 
Peanuts, roasted 1 Tbsp
Sesame seeds roasted 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds 1 tsp
Red Chilies 1-2

Method Of Preparation -

To hasten the process, I microwave the chopped tindora for about 4-5 minutes.

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

Fry for a few minutes while mixing gently. Sprinkle turmeric and gently mix or toss. [It typically takes about 5-10 minutes.]

While the tindora is frying, powder the ingredients listed under 'To grind'. Set aside.

When the vegetable turns a shade of brown and appears cooked through, sprinkle salt, red chili powder and the ground peanut-sesame powder.

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


Preparation Time 20 minutes
Serves 3-4
Posted by Harini R on Thursday, October 3, 2019


  1. Such a comfort dish , this is one of the dishes that even we make with daals . A simple yet delicious green .

  2. Srivalli Says:
  3. Dondakaya is on our menu for at least once a week types and we pair it with dals. Nice one and of course looking fwd to that thali..:)

  4. Suma Gandlur Says:
  5. Dondakaya is our favorite vegetable too if not for the chopping part. It is such a comfort dish. And btw what is that '3' in the title?

  6. Harini R Says:
  7. @Suma - the number 3 in the title denotes that this is the 3rd variety of Dondakaya Fry that I make at home :)

  8. Rafeeda AR Says:
  9. Totally love the crunchy mix on top of the tindora... truly flavorful...

  10. Pavani Says:
  11. I love the idea of adding peanuts & sesame seeds powder to dondakaya kura. I am going to give this version a try sometime soon.

  12. Love the crunchy spice mix on the Dondakaya Harini. It goes well with dal or rasam. I'll give it a try.

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