Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Tindora Rice

Readers of my blog would have known by now that I am an avid fan of making and eating mixed rices. I just love them and its generally easy to make and of course pack it for lunch box too. SO when I chose kovakkai as the star ingredient for this week I had decided to include a rice recipe for sure.

I saw a rice recipe in Rak's kitchen and immediately grabbed the recipe. Radhika had actually made this with kodo millet but I planned to make it with rice. This rice is very similar to vaangi bath. Try out this flavorful rice.


Ivy gourd (Kovakkai/ Tindora) - 15
Rice - 1 cup
Lemon juice - 2 tsp
Coriander leaves, chopped - 2 tblsp
Sesame oil - 2 tblsp
Salt - As needed

To roast and powder
Oil - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 6
Channa dal - 1 tblsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Black Pepper - 1 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Grated coconut - 2 tblsp

To temper
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Jeera - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


  • Pressure cook rice with 1 & 3/4 cups of water. I used Sona masoori raw rice. Add salt and sesame oil while cooking.
  • Heat a kadai with oil and first roast the items given under ‘To roast & powder’. Add coconut at last after all the other ingredients gets roasted.
  • Cool down and powder it.
  • Slit cut each tindora into 4 strips.  Temper the items given under ‘To temper’ table. Add tindora, little salt, turmeric and fry in low flame for 5 minutes or until it starts turning golden here and there.
  • Add 1/2 a cup of water and let the tindora get cooked.
  • Add the masala powder and cook in medium flame until oil separates.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice and add chopped coriander leaves.
  • Add the cooked rice and mix well. 

Just serve with fryums, it tastes great. Or with nice and cool raitha.

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  1. Oh this rice sounds so flavorful . Love the spice powder you have made , wow ! Need to try this asap.

  2. Yes we make vangibhath with this veggie ! VERY flavourful

  3. Love the tindora rice. I had made it once from Archana's blog and ever since then make it very often.

  4. Such a tempting and flavorful rice,perfect for lunch box..

  5. Such a tempting and flavorful rice,perfect for lunch box..

  6. being a tindora fan, I gotta to try this. great share.

  7. Nothing can beat this extremely delicious Tindora rice, a fantastic lunch box friendly dish.

  8. Rice with with tindora is very flavoursome and filling..good choice..

  9. I have seen this rice on blogs but never tried it myself. Your version looks flavorful and delicious !!

  10. Sonds good. We call it masale bhat.

  11. I made this rice for the last Mega Marathon. Such an easy recipe that makes a bowl full of goodness. Loved your pick!

  12. Such an easy rice to make. I make the tindora little crispy without adding water and mix with rice. Literally drooling here!!!

  13. I have never used tindora in rice. So this seems like a nice recipe to make my kids eat tindora

  14. What a yummy looking rice with tindora. That masala powder sounds flavorful, it must have made the rice taste amazing.

  15. we too make this slightly differently though...looks nice too