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Tindora Fry with Roasted Gram

14 Mar

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Dondakaya Gulla Senaga Podem Vepudu.

Tindora is thinly sliced and cooked covered in oil till soft and then fried till lightly golden brown around the edges. The tindora fry is then mixed with ground roasted gram powder and other spices. Serve tindora fry with roasted gram over plain steamed rice or with roti.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Tindora Fry with Roasted Gram.

Ingredients:

Tindora 30 approximately.
Dalia / Roasted Gram 4 Tbsps
Carom Seeds / Ajwain a big Pinch
Red Chile Powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/8 tsp
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 1 Tbsp

Method of preparation:

Wash, remove ends and slice the tindora vertically twice or more depending on the thickness.
Grind roasted gram into fine powder using a spice blender.

Heat a tsp of oil in a pan, add all other talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add sliced tindora.
Cook covered on low flame till tindora turns little soft and changes color.
Uncover and fry tindora on medium high flame till the edges turn golden brown.
Add a tsp of more oil if required during this process.
Then stir in carom seeds and fry briefly.
Finally stir in red chile powder, dalia powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Fry for couple of seconds to let it coat tindora and remove from heat.stir in besan.
Serve tindora fry with roasted gram over plain steamed rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure tindora is cooked well before adding carom seeds.

Suggestions: If tindora feels raw, put the fry back on heat, sprinkle little water and cook covered till tindora turns soft.
Variations: You can also add little bit of tamarind extract to the fry if you wish.
Other Names: Tindora Fry with Roasted Gram, Dondakaya Gulla Senaga Podem Vepudu.