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Tindora Besan Fry

29 Sep

Dondakaya Senagapindi Vepudu.

Tindora / Tendli is chopped into circles and fried in oil till golden brown in color. Once cooked, tindora fry is finished with besan / gram flour and spice powders. Serve tindora besan fry with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Tindora Besan Fry.


Tindora 2 Cups Sliced
Besan / Gram Flour 4 Tbsps
Tamarind 2 inch Piece
Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to Taste
Oil 2 tsps


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 1/2 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash, remove little bit of both ends and chop the tindora into thick circles.
Soak tamarind in few tablespoons of water and extract the thick pulp.

Heat oil in a pan, add sliced tindora and fry on medium flame for around 10 – 15 minutes.
Once tindora turns golden brown and cooked, add half a tsp of oil in the middle of the pan.
Add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add besan and let the besan toast a bit.
Then stir in tamarind pulp, red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Let it cook on low flame for few minutes and remove from heat.
Serve tindora besan fry with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure to fry the tindora well.

Suggestions: Adjust besan and red chili powder according to your preference.
Variations: Check other recipes with tindora here.
Other Names: Tindora Besan Fry, Dondakaya Senagapindi Vepudu.