Tindora Fry with Sev

27 Aug

Tindora Fry with Sev.

Tindora / Ivy gourd is sliced and fried in oil till brown in color. Once cooked, besan and spice powders are added. Nylon sev is added as a finishing step. Serve tindora fry with sev over plain steamed rice or with roti.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Tindora Fry with Sev.


Tindora / Ivy Gourd 3 Cups Sliced
Nylon Sev 1/4 Cup
Besan 2 Tbsps
Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Salt to Taste
Oil 1 Tbsp

Method of preparation:

Wash, remove little bit of both ends and vertically quarter the tindora.

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and sliced tindora.
Fry briefly and cook covered for around 5 – 8 minutes.
Uncover and fry the tindora till it turns brown around the edges.
Add a tsp more of oil if necessary.
In the middle of the pan, add besan and toast for few seconds.
Stir in red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Mix everything well so besan sticks to the tindora slices.
Remove from heat, stir in nylon sev.
Serve tindora fry with sev over plain steamed rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure tindora is fried well before adding sev.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with red chili powder.
Variations: You can also add mustard seeds and asafoetida to the oil along with cumin seeds if you wish.
Other Names: Tindora Fry with Sev.

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