Tindora with Mint Leaves

19 May

Dondakaya Pudina Kura


Tindora 2 cups
Onion 1
Mint Leaves few sprigs
Fresh Green / Red Chiles 3
Ginger 1/2 inch piece
Garlic 2 pods
Coriander Powder 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder a pinch
Salt to taste


Urad Dal 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Wash, remove ends and chop tindora vertically thrice and horizontally once.
Peel and thinly slice the onion.
Wash and mince mint leaves.
Remove stems, wash and slit green chiles.
Peel and mince the ginger.
Peel and roughly chop garlic.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When dal changes color, add onion, minced ginger, garlic, turmeric and salt.
After a minute, stir in tindora and cook covered until tindora is soft.
Uncover and stir fry until any moisture is evaporated.
Stir in coriander powder and mint leaves.
Serve with steamed rice.

Notes: Don’t overcook tindora.

5 Responses to “Tindora with Mint Leaves”

  1. Uma May 19, 2008 at 10:05 am #

    tindora is my fav. curry. Your recipe looks so good. Lovely combo of mint and tindora. I must try this. Thanks.

  2. sangeeth May 19, 2008 at 11:04 am #

    Tindora is my hubby’s fav..will surely try your version …i have never used mint so i tink it’ll be a diff flavour…..:)

  3. Mansi May 19, 2008 at 12:26 pm #

    we love tindoras, made it 2 days ago:) loved the idea of adding mint!:)

  4. Divya Vikram May 19, 2008 at 2:39 pm #

    lovely sidedish

  5. sukanya May 19, 2008 at 2:43 pm #

    I love tindoras a lot, but i was looking for some interesting recipe for it. Loved ur version. Have to try urs….

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