Spicy and sour Tindora / Gherkins / Ivy gourd / Dondakaya curry is best served in hot rice during meal or best eaten as a side dish in dosa or chapathis. This cute vegetable is called with different names like ivy gourd, tindora, gherkins, kovakkai, parwal, toroda and kovakka in different languages. Tindora curry prepared using the tamarind and tomato juice by adding little red chili powder. So this dish is given name as spicy and sour tindora or ivy gourd curry. Listing ivy gourd / dondakaya as a main ingredient there are variety of recipes prepared. Gherkins are usually packed with micronutrients including vitamin A and vitamin C. Ivy gourd fry, gherkins curry, tindora pickle etc are usually prepared with dondakaya.
Here how to make discussing you with the Spicy & sour Tindora / Gherkins / Ivy gourd / Dondakaya curry which is also called as dondakaya pulusu or kovakka kolambu or ivy gourd curry. The pieces of ivy gourd or tindora are fried in oil and cooked in sour juice. So while eating you can taste the gherkins with sour taste in starting with crunchy bite. For better taste mix this curry in hot rice and feel the different experience, sure you won’t leave eating this mouth watering curry. Here you go with HOW TO MAKE Spicy & sour Tindora / Gherkins / Ivy gourd / Dondakaya curry Recipe.
Spicy & sour Tindora / Gherkins / Ivy gourd / Dondakaya curry
- Tindora / Ivy gourd / Dondakaya – ¼ kg
- Tomatoes – 2
- Onions – 2
- Tamarind – 1 big lemon size
- Tempering seeds – 1 ½ tbsp
- Salt (required)
- Fenugreek seeds – 1 tbsp
- Red chili powder – 1 ½ tbsp
- Turmeric – ½ tbsp
- Garlic cloves – 5
- Curry leaves
- Oil – 3tbsp
How to Make
Step 1: Take a bowl and pour 1 glass of water to it. Soak the tamarind in the water for 10 mins.
Step 2: After that add two tomatoes into the soaked tamarind bowl.
Step 3: Start mashing the tomatoes along with tamarind. Remove the excess pulp from tomatoes and tamarind.
Step 4: Collect the juice obtained and keep this a side.
Step 5: Chop the onions and Tindora / Ivy gourd / Dondakaya into small pieces as shown in figure.
Step 6: Take pan on the stove, give a light flame.
Step 7: Put oil into the hot pan. Let the oil get hot.
Step 8: Now add fenugreek seeds and tempering seeds into the hot oil.
Step 9: Fry them till sizzling; now add onions and curry leaves.
Step 10: Let the onions fry for 2mins and add Tindora / Ivy gourd / Dondakaya pieces.
Step 11: Fry it for 5 minutes and sprinkle the salt, turmeric and red chili powder.
Step 12: Mix well and add the tamarind and tomato juice into this mixture.
Step 13: Now hit the garlic cloves with weight and put them into the liquid.
Step 14: Close the pan with lid. Let the Tindora / Ivy gourd / Dondakaya pieces boil in the tomato and tamarind juice.
Step 15: After 10 minutes open the lid. The liquid will become a strong consistency.
Step 16: Turn off the flame. Collect the curry into the bowl and dress with coriander leaves.
Hot spicy Tindora / Ivy gourd / Dondakaya sour curry is ready to taste.
Tindora contains a mix of carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fibre. Ivy gourd is having lot of health benefits like controls blood sugar levels, heals diseases and rich vitamins that are essential for human body.