35 TINDORA WITH BLACK CHANNA FRY

Tindora( Kovakkai/ivy gourd/Dondakaaya/Tondekayi ) with black channa(kadala)

This is one more recipe that my mom learnt from my neighbour aunty in Bangalore. It has lot of ingredients and tastes delicious. Goes well with rice and or chapathis.


Tindora - 3 cups chopped
Black channa - 1/2 cup
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tbsp
Tamarind - one small lemon size
Curry leaves - 4 0r 5 leaves
Red Chillies- 6
Garlic - 3 or 4 flakes
Onion - a handful( can use pearl onion/small onions or red onions)
Grated Coconut - 1/3 cup
Salt as needed
Oil - 2 tbsp

For tempering: Just very little of mustard seeds and curry leaves

Heat a tsp of oil and add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, urad dhal, curry leaves, tamarind and red chillies one after the other and remove before they turn dark. Cool and grind to a coarse paste.To the same add garlic(raw), onion(raw) and grind together to a fine paste. Add grated coconut and turn on the mixer just for few seconds( all the ingredients should be fine except the coconut ).

Do not omit mustard seeds( or even you can atleast reduce the amount) in this as they gave a very unique taste with light bitterness which tastes really good at the end.

Cook channa in a pressure cooker separately until soft. Cook tindora in a microwave or stove top until soft.

Heat oil in a pan and add very little mustard seeds, curry leaves and add the ground paste and saute for 8 - 10 minutes( until raw smell leaves). Next add the cooked tindora , black channa and salt and fry to cook everything together for another 3 - 4 minutes. Serve with rice and or chapathi.

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35 comments/Reactions:

Mythreyi Dilip said...

What a yummy dish! Excellent picture and it should taste great too....

Gulmohar said...

Sounds delicious...never tried this combo before..:-)

Sushma Mallya said...

A different one but seems very tasty as well

Sarah Naveen said...

Oh wow!!! yummy curry and nice combo...

Vidhya said...

This is really new to me. Never did this with tindora. To me its a boring vegetable, but this is something interesting, I should try next time...

Priya said...

Quite a new and delicious tindora curry..looks yum!

Shri said...

Looks delicious, Padma!The pic reminds me of my mom's recipe of making it with besan..

RV said...

Nice recipe padma.. it is a good combination too..

prasu said...

totally new combo. to me ....looks yummy dear.

Vrinda said...

New combo to me ,sounds gr8...

Malar Gandhi said...

wonderful vegetable, but hardly find here...recipe sounds very interesting...

Avisha said...

Whoa! looks lovely. You guys are so fast to post recipes. Any way Tindora with Black Chana looks nice and pickly. Loved the texture in the pic.Thanks for sharing.

Nandini said...

Different and tasty fry :)

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Looks tempting n Yummy...Sounds gr8!!I have tried tindora but not with black channa..Great combo..I bookmarked it..will give a try.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

A very new combo, will defntly try out. Bookmarked.

Chitra said...

Very nice , but we dont use tindora..Have to buy & try !

Sush said...

even we prepare the similar way.., however I donot add onion & garlic to it :)

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Another wonderful combo..Looks delicious dear..

Valarmathi said...

New to me, diff combo, looks yumm.

Tina said...

Sounds great....

jayasree said...

A delicious recipe worth trying.. A new way to make kovakkai.

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Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Looks wonderful and welcome back with a nice recipe....

shahana said...

New to me.Looks delicious.

shanthi said...

A diferent and nice recipe. Must taste good too

Soma Pradhan said...

this looks very yummy

Parita said...

A very different and yumm combo dear!

Abhilash said...

I never knew kovakya can be used in this manner.

I never liked kovakya but my mother prepares a dish called "merukuvarutti", prepared by frying it. I like that.

Your version of Kovakya also looks good.

Kalai said...

Kovakkai curry looks awesome...never tried with channa dal.

Ramya Bala said...

new combination for me..seems very yummy..tamrind,black channa n coconut gr8 they make always,that too tindora added..yummo

Padhu said...

I thought I am opening my blog .You have changed your template.Your curry looks good.

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Luks so spicy and mouthwatering:)

kitchen queen said...

kovakai and black chana does make a nice combination.The picthure looks nice.

Suvaiyaana Suvai said...

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GR said...

New Receipe to me.Look good

my kitchen said...

Different & delicious recipes,looks good

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