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Dondakaya in telugu which is called kovakkai in tamil, Tindora in hindi, Ivy gourds in english is a small cute vegetable which has the crunchy texture. It is rich in protein and fibre which is yummy when cooked in different ways. So this is one of the easy fry which we can make and serve with rasam, dhal and hot steamed rice + ghee.

Ingredients :

Dondakaya - 1/2 kg sliced thinely
Curry leaves - few
Mustard for seasoning
Salt and oil for sauting
Garlic powder :

Roasted gram dhal - 1/4 cup
Red chilli - 2
Garlic pod - 3

Method :

1. Heat oil in the frying pan and season with mustard and add the dondakaya.
2. Then add curry leaves close with some lid by sprinkling water and salt for few minutes until they are cooked.
3. Then remove the lid and saute until they become roasted. While it is roasting we can do the powder.
4. Fry the roasted gram dhal and chilli in dry pan. Cool it then add garlic and make powder.
5. Now add it to the dondakaya and mix well so that they all will get blended.
6. Serve with rice.

Note :

1. You can prepare the garlic powder ahead and in more quatities if you need it.
2. This powder can be served with hot steamed rice and ghee
3. Dondakakya can be substituted by capsicum, Brinjal, and ladies finger.
4. And if you are not diet concious you can do deep fry instead of sauting and sprinkle this powder to coat it. Tastes so yummy.

Rush  – (May 13, 2009 at 2:28 PM)  

the decor wit the kadipatha nd the cucumbers really caught my eye..fabulously done!!
thnks for visiting :)

Pooja  – (May 13, 2009 at 3:19 PM)  

Love this curry pavithra..But cutting this veggie takes so much time..looking yumm..

Dana Fallentine  – (May 13, 2009 at 3:21 PM)  

Amazing pictres! Feels like the tropics!

Parita  – (May 13, 2009 at 3:25 PM)  

Lovely presentation...simple and nice recipe..thanks for sharing :)

Padma  – (May 13, 2009 at 3:26 PM)  

Beautiful click as always ... and one of my fav veggie :)

Pooja  – (May 13, 2009 at 3:32 PM)  

The poriyal looks delicious! Love the roasted colour!

Priyameena  – (May 13, 2009 at 4:17 PM)  

wonderful side dish..Looks delecious

Dori  – (May 13, 2009 at 4:26 PM)  

It is a cute veggie... also, recipe looks tasty :)

Vishali  – (May 13, 2009 at 4:31 PM)  

nice decoration....I love tindora so much that I can eat only the curry :)

Lavanya Siva  – (May 13, 2009 at 4:48 PM)  

Hey, once again you steal the show with your presentation. Great recipe ya

Anonymous –   – (May 13, 2009 at 5:07 PM)  

Just found your blog...what a fabulously beautiful meal. I'll keep reading!

kittymatti  – (May 13, 2009 at 5:30 PM)  

super dish! Looks so tender and fresh!

Christo Gonzales  – (May 13, 2009 at 5:47 PM)  

beautiful presentation...though I have never heard of this vegetable - this english ivy gourd ...

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (May 13, 2009 at 6:50 PM)  

Lovely presentation... Your stuff is so appealing, even though I dont like Tindori itself...

Bhawna  – (May 13, 2009 at 7:13 PM)  

Nice recipe, pls now tell have u done any professional course in presentation ? no kidding...ur too good.

Lavanya  – (May 13, 2009 at 8:42 PM)  

looks really yumm..i will eat chips :)
Wonderful garnishing dear as usual :)

Ramya Vijaykumar  – (May 13, 2009 at 8:46 PM)  

Wow nice tindora fry, crispy and perfectly done!!! And the decoration looks amazing kewl one...

Nithya  – (May 13, 2009 at 9:37 PM)  

Amazing decoration Anni.. really stunning. you are damn creative :) Really proud to call u my Anni :)

Anonymous –   – (May 13, 2009 at 11:15 PM)  

Very interesting and delicious dish! I've never heard of the Dondakaya or ivy gourd before, thanks for the info!

Uma  – (May 14, 2009 at 12:19 AM)  

yummy koora! I make it the same way. It's a kid favorite curry too! Nice presentation as always Pavithra!

Priya Suresh  – (May 14, 2009 at 2:14 AM)  

Lovely presentation always..simple poriyal looks amazing!

gtyuk  – (May 14, 2009 at 3:36 AM)  

looks hot and crispy; beautifully presnted :)

Chef Jeena  – (May 14, 2009 at 4:47 AM)  

Looks really delicious I love the colour it makes me want to grab my fork and tuck straight in.

chef and her kitchen  – (May 14, 2009 at 7:06 AM)  

Love this of my favourites...looking yummy

Vrinda  – (May 14, 2009 at 9:29 AM)  

This is my fav fry..perfect side dish with rice..

ARUNA  – (May 14, 2009 at 10:57 AM)  

awesome Pavithra.....i will shift near ur place.....want to learn photography from you!!

Unknown  – (May 14, 2009 at 11:28 AM)  

My Fav dish,this goes with rice ,chepathi very well...Ur way of presentation is wonderful..

Anonymous –   – (May 14, 2009 at 1:50 PM)  

Ok. more than tha recipe, the decoration caught my eyeway to go

Valarmathi Sanjeev  – (May 15, 2009 at 2:41 AM)  

Beautiful presentation. Looks yummy.

Anuradha –   – (May 19, 2009 at 12:19 PM)  

Awesome decoration!! Simple and classic!!

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