Ivy Gourd with Sesame Seeds

11 Aug

Dondakaya Nuvvula Podem


Tendli 15-20
Sesame Seeds 2 tbsps
Broken Red Chiles 4
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Salt to taste


Urad dal 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken red chillies 3
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash, remove ends and chop tendli vertically twice.
Grind sesame seeds, broken red chiles and cumin seeds into somewhat fine powder.

Heat oil in small wok, add urad dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and broken red chillies.
When dal turns light brown, add sliced tendli and salt.
Cook covered on medium flame until the tendli turns soft without getting mushy.
Uncover, add ground sesame seeds powder and stir.
Toss a few times and remove from heat.
Serve hot with rice or roti.

Don’t overcook tendli (tindora, ivy gourd).


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