Friday, March 18, 2011

Tindora fry-Dondakaya fry-Kovakkai fry

I have already posted kovakkai curry recipe (tindora curry) with potatoes. Now this is a completely different recipe without potatoes, onions and is very delicious with rice and roti. It is slightly crunchy and that is the highlight of this fry. If you have not prepared kovakkai this way, then do try this and I am sure you will love it very much. This fry needs a generous amount of oil. I used sesame seed oil as it is good for health. Today we will learn how to make tindora fry following this easy recipe.

Tindora fry-Dondakaya fry-Kovakkai fry

Tindora Fry-Ivy Gourd Fry

Tindora Fry-Ivy Gourd Fry

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 4
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Ivy Gourd
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Kovakkai (tindora) - 500 grams
   Chilli powder - 1 tsp or as required
   Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
   Salt as required

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 2 1/2 - 3 tbsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp


Wash ivy gourd, cut both the ends and discard it .Then cut it into thin rounds as shown in the picture.


1.Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add kovakkai (ivy gourd), turmeric powder and cook covered for a few minutes.

Dondakaya fry-kovakkai fry

2.Then add chilli powder, salt needed and cook on low heat stirring from time to time to prevent it from getting burnt. Do not sprinkle water- it should get cooked in the oil itself.

3.Once the vegetable becomes tender, remove from heat and serve with rice.

Believe me, it tastes awesome with rice and roti. I had this with rice and ridge gourd dal yesterday, it was simply divine.

Meet you all again with more interesting recipes and tips, until then it is bye from Padhu of


  1. Loved it Padhu...So easy to make & a definite hit at the dinner table!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. This is always my fav.... looks absolutely delicious..

  3. Kovakai is my mom's favie... Will surely try this when she comes over...

  4. I love tindora fry as it easy to make and very tasty.

  5. Lovely Donda kaya fry.Looks tempting.
    Happy Holi

  6. Wonderful looking fry, delicious..

  7. Simple and delicious, Perfect with rice:)

  8. Love tindora fry !! ur fry looks so delicious and very tempting !!

  9. கோவைக்காய் மிகவும் சத்தான உணவு.
    அதில் ஒரு சமையல் செய்து அசத்தியுள்ளீர்கள்.

  10. My mom makes it this way and I love this...thans for sharing this.

  11. i too make in the same way,except i add sambar powder instead of chilli powder.nice curry

  12. Yum Yum!!!

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  13. i will try this way ... by adding sambar powder ... very yummy ...

  14. Mouthwatering!! Am a huge fan of tindora fry.

  15. Wonderful dish. Looks delicious, yummy and tempting.
    Wish you & your family a very Happy Holi.

  16. Kovakai is one of my fav..splendid combi with rice

  17. Mouthwatering.... simply delicious!
    Happy Holi to you and all your loved ones!

  18. I prepared pepper mushroom... Its really i love it.. regarding taste its too yummy..

  19. I am a silent reader of your site for the past 3 years. I can't resist myself without posting this. I tried this recipe today.. It came very well. I started eating tindora. Keep contributing tasty recipes as you do. Thanks!

  20. I love Dondakkai Padhu, but as the veg is somewhat dry in California I have been
    cooking it with some tamarind water and comes out great. Tastes somewhat like the
    Eggplant cooked likewise(Rasavangi). Would like your comments.

  21. I always use pepper powder with powdered Roasted gram. It also tastes delicious but it will be full dry.

  22. Thanks Padhu for your lovely dishes


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