Thursday, May 24, 2012

Indian Ivy Gourd Fry (Dondakaya Vepudu) (Tindora Fry)

South Indian Vegetarian Main Course Special
Andhra Cuisine
Indian Ivy Gourd Fry (Dondakaya Vepudu) (Tindora Fry)
Serves 2

International Names:

English: Indian Ivy Gourd, Baby Watermelon, Gentleman’s Toes, Little Gourd
Thai- Tam Lueng

Bengali: Toruli

Hindi: Kundru/Tindora
Kannada: Tondekai
Konkani: Tendli
Marathi: Tondli
Odiya: Kunduri/Toroda
Punjabi: Kundru
Tamil: Kovakai/Thondaka
Telugu: Dondakaya

Indian Ivy Gourd (Dondakaya)-
Extra Light Olive Oil/Olive Pomace Oil- 
Salt- To Taste 


Rub the Dondakaya Pieces with Salt & Keep Aside

Heat Oil, add the Dondakaya pieces & Saute
Fry till done


Prepare the Tindora easily by following the Tip mentioned above
it has been passed down by one of Mother's Best Friends, Anupama Kopakka, whom I want ot acknowledge in every Tindora Recipe I make & Dedicate it to!

Ayurveda experts suggests that Tendli is great for Kapha Balance as it helps purify Blood Tissue, regulates Blood Sugar levels, enhances Digestion, stimulates Liver
Tendli has Beta Carotene, Vitamins A, B1, B2, and C as well as Minerals like Calcium, Copper, Iron, Phosphorous, and Potassium

For some reason, Tindora or Dondakaya was not brought much in Pavan's Home because of a age old Belief that the Brain gets slow & its abilities would be hampered (how true it is haven't found yet) but love its taste so once in a while we do make it!

Feel free to share your views & do let us know how this one turned out :)

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