Saturday, 10 September 2016

Tindora Masala

We have reached the last day of this week. So the last recipe with kovakkai for this mega marathon is a simple kovakkai masala which I often make as a side dish for chapathi.

I am happy that I am successfully ale to complete the second week of this marathon. I feared I won't be able to. There is still commenting pending but Valli always gives some extra time for commenting and hopefully I will complete it by then. So over to the simple recipe now.


Kovakkai / Tindora - 300 grams
Onions - 2 nos
Tomato - 2 nos
Oil - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
coriander powder - 1 tbsp
garam masala powder - 1 tbsp
Chilly powder - 1.5 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt - to taste


  • Slit the kovakkai lengthwise and keep it aside.
  • In a pan or kadai, add oil. Add chopped onions and curry leaves. Fry until the onions turn translucent.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and chopped kovakkai. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add salt and turmeric powder and 1/2 cup of water.
  • Cover and cook until the kovakkai is cooked.
  • Add the remaining powders. Mix well. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Let there be little water in the dish instead of drying it out completely.

Kovakkai masala is ready!! Serve with hot Rotis or chapathis.

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  1. I normally don't buy tindora when I see them in market, but you have tempted me with your recipes this week. This looks like a tasty side dish for any flat bread..

  2. This is a nice side dish with tindora.

  3. never tried tindora with roti. I always make it for rice only. Need to try it out for roti.

  4. Tindora with roti is a combo served in Gujrat , but here they slice them very fine . Your version sounds interesting too.

  5. Delicious tindora masala, i love to relish this masala with some rotis anytime of the day.

  6. Nice tindora masala,petfect with roti and rice.

  7. I have never cooked tindora with onion and tomato. This is a delicious combination and will try son.

  8. Yummy side dish with chapatti.

  9. Never cooked tindora using onion & tomato like a north Indian subzi. Sounds interesting.

  10. Wow that is one amazing way to cook tindora!!

  11. I have never paired them with roti, though cook them with tomatoes and coconut. will try this version for a change!

  12. i never added onions to ivy gourd...looks interesting

  13. Very delicious way of using this vegetable..I have made something like this couple of times..