Tindora is known by many names in different regions. It is called kundru, tendli,
tondli, dondakaya, Ivy gourd etc. By itself the vegetable is not so popular but its
taste depends on how you cook it. Whenever I make it with the recipe given below,
I find it delicious taste. Serve with hot rice.


25 Tindora’s / Dondakayalu

2 tbs oil

1/4 tbs turmeric

Salt to taste

1/4 red chili powder
Fried Channa powder for stuffing( don’t stuff all the Channa powder.
upon your spice scale you can stuff)

Ingredients for Fried Channa powder: 1 Bowl fried Channa Dal, 5 Red chilies,
4 Garlic flakes, salt to taste, 2 tbs cumin seeds

Preparation for Fried Channa powder: Take all the ingredients into mixie jar and
grind it well.

  • Wash tidora’s properly.
  • Now take dondakayalu/tindora’s, chop ends, make a + slit length wise.
  • Pressure cook tindora’s in cooker .
  • After two whistles came turnoff the stove.
  • Takeout the water from the tindora’s with paper napkin.
  • Stuff the prepared Channa powder, into the cooked tindora’s.
  • Heat oil in a pan add stuffed tindoras. Fry carefully till light golden brown.
  • If you want to add more Channa powder sprinkle on fried tindora’s and mix well.
  • Leave it 5 min. Dondakaya gutti/ Tindora gutti curry should be ready.

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