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Garlicky Tindora or Lehsuni Tendli recipe | lehsuni tindora recipe

Garlicky Tindora or Lehsuni Kundru Recipe with step by step photos. This is everyday spicy tendi ki sabji which can be enjoyed with chapati or parathas.

Tindora or Ivy gourd is also known by different names like Kundru, Tondli, Toroda, Kunduri, Kovai, Kundri, Kovakkai, Kovakka, Dondakaya or also baby watermelon or little gourd. I often make tendli/ kundru at my home. I make stuffed tendli, tindora fry, garlicy tindora and also use them in sambhar.


Garlicky Tindora
Garlicky Tindora

Everyday cooking is very simple but deciding the menu is very tough. Usually I make my weekly breakfast, lunch and dinner menu plans so that I can shop all the veggies and fruits which I need for full week.

For me everyday lunch is very simple and quick. Generally I make one dal, one  sabji like stuffed Bhindi, tinda masala, arbi fry, aloo gobi , aloo baingan some salad, rice and chapati. I also make some special sides like coriander chutney, mint chutney, stuffed chilly, ginger chilly pickle and keep them in fridge.

Garlicky Tindora
Garlicky Tindora

Talking about today’s tindora sabji recipe it is spicy and garlicky. If you do not like too much of garlic you can reduce the quantity of garlic. To make garlicky tindora first I made garlic and onion paste and then cooked tindora in this paste on slow heat till tindora absorbed all the flavors and got properly cooked.

Garlicky Tindora or Lehsuni Kundru Recipe Steps

1. Wash tindora/ kundru in water. Slightly chop the ends out. Cut each kundru vertically in 4 pieces.

Garlicky Tindora
Garlicky Tindora

2. Chop onions fine. Cut ginger in coins. Slit green chilly, wash coriander strings and chop them. Cut half garlic cloves in small pieces and set everything aside separately.

3. In a pan take 2 tsp of oil add non chopped garlic cloves(8), ginger coins, green chilly and onions.

4. Saute till onions and garlic are nicely roasted and become light brown.

Garlicky Tindora
Garlicky Tindora

5. At that time add salt and chopped coriander stings. Cook for few more minutes.

6. Transfer this mixture to a bowl and let it cool down. Once mixture is cold enough grind it to a paste along with ¼ cup of water.

7. Now in the same pan heat 2 tbsp oil at medium flame.

8. Once oil is hot add cumin seeds and 2 cloves of chopped garlic.
Cook till raw smell of garlic disappears.

9. Now add onion paste and ½ cup of water.

10. Cook for 3-4 minutes and then add turmeric powder and coriander powder.

Garlicky Tindora
Garlicky Tindora

11. Mix well and add chopped tindora.

12. Mix everything add ½ cup of water, cover and cook till tindora is cooked properly.

13. If you think gravy is drying up while cooking add some more water in between. Here we do not have to overcook tindora we would keep them little crunchy.

Garlicky Tindora
Garlicky Tindora

14. Garnish it with fine chopped coriander leaves. Enjoy this yummy lehsuni kundru with roti or paratha.

Garlicy kundru tastes best when served with puri or paratha like warqi paratha or mix veg paratha. You can also serve it with plain chapati or rice. It also goes very well with biryani or pulao.


Garlicky Tindora or Lehsuni Kundru Detailed Recipe Card

Garlicky Tindora or Lehsuni Tendli recipe | lehsuni tindora recipe
 
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lehsuni tindora: everyday tindora sabji cooked in garlic sauce
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Recipe type: lunch dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • Garlic cloves: 10,
  • Ginger: ½ “piece,
  • Tindora: 15 -18 pieces,
  • Onion: 1 small or ½ cup fine chopped,
  • Green chilly: 1-2,
  • Coriander strings: 6-7,
  • Cumin seeds: 1tsp,
  • Turmeric powder: ½ tsp,
  • Coriander powder: 1 tsp,
  • Salt,
  • Oil
Instructions
  1. Wash tindora/ kundru in water. Slightly chop the ends out. Cut each kundru vertically in 4 pieces.
  2. Chop onions fine. Cut ginger in coins. Slit green chilly, wash coriander strings and chop them. Cut half garlic cloves in small pieces and set everything aside separately.
  3. In a pan take 2 tsp of oil add non chopped garlic cloves(8), ginger coins, green chilly and onions.
  4. Saute till onions and garlic are nicely roasted and become light brown.
  5. At that time add salt and chopped coriander stings. Cook for few more minutes.
  6. Transfer this mixture to a bowl and let it cool down.
  7. Once mixture is cold enough grind it to a paste along with ¼ cup of water.
  8. Now in the same pan heat 2 tbsp oil at medium flame.
  9. Once oil is hot add cumin seeds and 2 cloves of chopped garlic.
  10. Cook till raw smell of garlic disappears.
  11. Now add onion paste and ½ cup of water.
  12. Cook for 3-4 minutes and then add turmeric powder and coriander powder.
  13. Mix well and add chopped tindora.
  14. Mix everything add ½ cup of water, cover and cook till tindora is cooked properly.
  15. If you think gravy is drying up while cooking add some more water in between.
  16. Here we do not have to overcook tindora we would keep them little crunchy.
  17. Garnish it with fine chopped coriander leaves. Enjoy this yummy lehsuni kundru with roti or paratha.

If you are looking for more everyday cooking recipes you may also like Bhindi ka salan, rajma masala, mix veg, dal tadka, masala baigan, kaddu ki sabji.

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