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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dondakaya Vepudu

Ivygourd's are a common or say a staple veggie at home I simply used to avoid this veggie while my brother was a big fan of it... Mom makes Ivygourd sabzi in different ways so I getta have them without really annoying her... But when I started working at Hyderabad this was the veggie served almost every other day, we used to complain and complain but no one heeded to our cribbing and finally that we just got used to the fact that it was gonna be there almost thrice a week and we better get used to it... Somehow I dont know why and how I liked this very much and knew the menu really well about when we got Tindoras and started loving them....

There are a variety of dishes that could be done using Tindoras like Vepudu, sabzi, pakoras, chutneys and happily I make them all but then its his turn he kept cribbing all the time and I dont know the proper reason why there isnt a single word of criticism or anything when I make this Vepudu, the bowl will be all empty and I am always asked to make more the next time... This is a typical Andhra style Vepudu which Naanamma makes very often... Lotsa peanuts but very tasty and a simple dish to relish...



Ingredients:

Dondakaya - 1 LB (Tindora/Ivy Gourd)
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Sesame Oil - 2 tbsps

Spice Powder:

Peanuts - 3 tbsps
Coriander Seeds - 1/4 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Saunf - 1/2 tsp
Red Chillies - 2-3 nos.
Dry Coconut - 1-2 tsp (optional)

Tempering:

Sesame Oil - 1/2 tsp
Peanuts - 1-2 tbsps (roasted and dehusked)
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves a few
Urad Dhal - 1 tbsp


This picture was taken a long time back but somehow dint getta post it. While the first one is taken today!!!

Method:

1. Wash, clean and dry the Tindora and slit them lengthwise, slit each half into two. Finally there will be 4 lengthwise slits of each Tindoras.
2. In a non stick pan fry Peanuts and let it cool and dehusk them. Then roast the remaining ingredients for the spice powder, cool and grind them to a coarse powder.
3. In a large non stick pan add 2 tbsps of Oil and fry the Tindora's with some Salt until raw smell disappears until it slightly changes color, it might take 20-25 mins approx.
4. Add the Turmeric Powder and toss it for a few mins and remove from flames and set aside.
5. In the same pan now do the tempering and add the Tindoras and the spice powder mix them thoroughly well. Adjust Salt and serve hot.

Serve with: Rice or Dosa

69 comments:

Jagruti said...

Hey Ramya
Tindora sabji looks delicious..I make too..not very often..;-(( adding peanuts new to me..will try soon with PN..

Tina said...

My all time fav veg..Looks yummy and delicious...

Preeti Kashyap said...

Yummy...i love dondakai...but never made them with peanuts....shd try ur recipe!

Swathi said...

Ramya,

I love iyy gouard/ tindora, yestardy i made too. yours looks really crispy and good, never added peanuts to it

Subhashini said...

Hey
I love this combo. I had this dondakaya and peanut once when i was in Hyderbad.Delicious one.

Fathima said...

looks yum... never made it this way!

Vrinda said...

Ur version sounds yummm...lov it...

simply.food said...

Ivy gourd looks delicious and healthy.

Jaya said...

I just love them ..the dry stir/fry looks so delicious..
hugs and smiles

Deepti said...

It is one of my fav veggies ... ur recipe looks so nice...peanuts will surely add that extra taste...will try out soon..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

The dish looks very tasty and delicious. Wonderful click as well.
Deepa

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice recipe ramya,i always do a simple poriyal using this veggie but this dish looks very delicious and loved the ingredients used in it...

Padhu said...

Very nice recipe! Love it

Ms.Chitchat said...

Loved ur version of Tindora.

Priya said...

Thats a fantastic and delicious vepudu..

Malar Gandhi said...

Just like ur story, my mommy never made tindora...but when I was studying at Hyd...hostel mess used to serve with quite oftena nd girls used to be very crazy about this subzi, slowly I started accepting it and now really like it. Now I cook for myself...whenever I spot this veggie in the Asian market...I bag them home:)

Daisy Blue said...

Very nice clicks Ramya!

Cynthia said...

Do Ivygourds taste like bottlegourds?

Rachana Kothari said...

Yummy!!!! Great clicks too:)

Gita said...

I love this veggie Ramya...I usually make a simple dish with chili powder and salt..yours looks fabulous with all the peanuts...nice spicy dish :)

Pavithra said...

I love this veggie ramya.. I can eat the whole bowl as a snack itself.. yumm!!!

Sashi said...

when I was working , there was a Andhra restaurant outside my campus, they served a crispy fry of this. I have been searching for it's recipe since long time. This looks like little crispy, is it ? If not, do you have the crispy fry recipe, pls do post them.

Akal's Saappadu said...

I didn't like them either in the hostel but now, I 'd serve myself heartily!!! looks well spiced and delicious!!

Aparna said...

crispy fry :)

Sarah Naveen said...

Looks so crispy and yummy...nice click too

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Ramya, a fascinating dish indeed. I'd never head of this Ivy Gourd so I looked it up. It appears it has alot of medicinal uses as well as being a food. Thank you for teaching me something new today my friend.

vineetha said...

looks so crispy and yummy..

Shri said...

Incidentally, I made the same last night:)Looks so good!

Panchpakwan said...

Todnali looks fab..adding peanuts is new to me..next time sure will try...

Astha said...

To tell you the truth, I never tried this vegetable before..somehow...

so, this looks good and now I am going to...saw it in Patel Bros..going to buy it and make it..i guess it will taste good with Roti as well (a typical north indian ;)

Astha
www..afterworkcooking.blogspot.com

Astha said...

To tell you the truth, I never tried this vegetable before..somehow...

so, this looks good and now I am going to...saw it in Patel Bros..going to buy it and make it..i guess it will taste good with Roti as well (a typical north indian ;)

Astha
www..afterworkcooking.blogspot.com

Vaishali Sharma said...

Ramya...I have never made this vegetable before but seriously it looks delicious! I will have to make it soon :)

Kalai said...

Ramya,
I just couldn't stop browsing your pages, though I have already visited most of ur recipes many times..lovely recipes with tempting n perfect pictures!
Tindora fry looks absolutely inviting, I never tried adding spices..I just fry them with onions, salt and pepper! Will try out recipe next time when I make this dish.

Uma said...

looks so delicious. Simple and yummy.

AdukalaVishesham said...

Tindora is one of our fav veggie too... the dish looks really good..

Saswati said...

I love this veg and yours looksinviting.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Very delicious and tempting :)

Nirvana's Kitchen said...

Oh wow this looks so delicious - I've never had ivy gourd before - do you know where I can find some?? Is there another name for it?

I've been out of circulation for a while and am looking forward to checking out and trying all of your recipes that I've missed :)

shahana said...

Sounds anew recipe to me.Thanks for sharing!

Cham said...

This one is quiet different with peanuts, I got 2 try ! Tasty and crunchy!

Prajusha said...

this looks yummy and delicious.will definitely try ur version
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Vani said...

Haven't had tondli in a really long time. Looks good, Ramya!

Parita said...

Adding peanuts is new to me and looks so delicious!

Madhavi said...

Peanuts in Tindora is new for me too, nice recipe!!

AnuSriram said...

I do this tindora fry regularly.. But adding peanut sounds interesting.. Have to try your version!

Ruchikacooks said...

I have made tindoora poriyal but not with peanuts..why not, add some proteins on the way :)

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Usha said...

Love the idea of adding peanuts to the curry, looks yum !

Pedhakka said...

Nice presentation...looks delicious and yummy.My first visit here,you have a wonderful collection and I liked you chutney posts too.

Gulmohar said...

Awesome..Ivygourd is one of my fav veggies :-)
Where are you these days? Hope everything is fine with you ..take care !

Babli said...

Nice and interesting dish. looks delicious and spicy.

SpicyTasty said...

That's differently a very different recipe. Never made it like this. Very delicious!!!

Supriya Nair said...

Love the Veppudu dear. Well made and amazing click. Hey, I have shared this sweet award with you on my space. Please do collect and post it.

Meena said...

Ramya, Hi!!! It is such a coincidence...I was just searching today for new tindora/dondakaya recipes...thnx for this wonderful recipe...will try asap!

Dolly said...

Ramya, This Tindora fry looks awesome. I loved that you have added peanuts to this recipe..Easy and delicious Subzi..

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

this is my fav veggie.. this looks super delicious.. superb snaps Remya.. :)

Ramya said...

The spice powder recipe looks new. Never tried it with peanuts. The spice powder can be made earlier and kept for some days right?

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Ramya,
Stopped here just to say hello to you!!!
Where r u? Missing your posts....
Hope everything is ok.
TC
Deepa
http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

Rumana Rawat said...

Looks very tasty...
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FoodLovers said...

Pls Collect ur award from my blog dear

Trupti said...

hey Ramaya, Tindora sabji looks very delicious

RV said...

Hallo Ramya, how are you. Came to know about your blog from Anu. Trust me you have a mouthwatering collection of recipes and can't take my eyes off them. So now I am here, I will peek in very often. Happy Cooking n Happy Blogging! Looking forward to see more such wonderful recipes from you, btw loved the tindora fry with peanuts.

Dolly said...

Hey Ramya...How are you..Did not see any new posts..Was wondering where's RAMYA!!!! Missing You..and ur posts..Come back soon..I smiled when I read in ur profile..Ur a Gemini and u day dream..I'm a leo and I day dream a lot TOO..That is a common thing between us..

Rohini said...

WOW.. They look so perfect n awesome.. I used to hate this veggie but somehow after marriage I started loving it.. Will try this soon for sure :)

jayasri said...

Hi, ramya
sorry for coming late, I love tindora, I never to forget to buy them when I visit asian stores, I will try your Masala powder next time. looks yum!!

Fathima said...

I have some awards waiting for you at my blog... Please accept those...

Ammu said...

Looks delicious. My fav dish too :)

Preeti Kashyap said...

where have u gone ramya? Been so long that we have heard from u. hope you are doing fine.

Do join my green gourmet event ongoing in my blog!

Vani said...

How are you doing, Ramya? Just dropped by to say hi. Hope you're well.

shanthi said...

Love to have it any time . Keep rocking

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