Monday, April 11, 2011

Tindoora / Dondakaya / kovakkai Fry

  • 1 lb Tindoora / Dondakaya
  • 1/2 cup Onions finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Chana dal
  • 4 Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste

  1. Wash the vegetables with plenty of water. Cut and discard the ends.
  2. Cut each tindoora vertically into 6-8 pieces.
  3. Repeat the same with all the tindooras and place in a microwave safe bowl.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of water and salt to it.
  5. Cover the lid partially and microwave for 10 minutes stirring once in between.
  6. Now heat a kadai or wok, add oil, when hot add mustard seeds,  when they splutter add urad dal and chana dal. Fry until golden brown.
  7. Add onions and curry leaves. Fry well until onions are light brown.
  8. Now add chili powder and turmeric powder, mix well.
  9. Add the cooked tindooras and adjust salt.
  10. Close the lid and cook for 3 minutes.
  11. Stir cook until all the water is evaporated.
  12. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve as a side dish.
  13. Great with rice and chapatis too!

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