October 6, 2010

Dondakaya Nuvvu Pettina Kura ~ Tindora Curry with Sesame Seeds

~ Dondakaya Nuvvupodi Koora ~

Ingredients :

Ivy Gourd / Tindora : 1/4 kg
Sesame Seeds : 1 tbsp
Whole Red Chillies : 3 to 5
Mustard Seeds : 1 tsp
Chana Dal : 1 tsp
Urad Dal : 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves : 1 stem
Oil : 2 tsp
Salt to taste

Method :

Dry roast the sesame seeds and red chillies till golden brown color. Switch off the flame and let it cool completely. Grind the roasted sesame seeds in a blender into powder and set aside. Wash and chop the ivy gourd and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Heat oil in a vessel and add the mustard seeds, chana dal and urad dal and allow them splutter. When the seeds stop popping, add the curry leaves and fry for few seconds. Then add the cooked ivy gourd, salt, red chilli powder and sesame seeds powder to it and fry for few minutes. Turn off the heat and serve hot with rice or roti.

Other Names : Nuvvu Pindi Dondakaya Kura, Dondakaya Nuvvpappu Koora, Ivy Gourd Curry with Sesame Seeds, Dondakaya Nuvvula Koora.


  1. Tindora curry looks delicious Hari.

  2. Slurpp, fingerlicking tindora curry..yumm!

  3. I have planted a small tindora sapling but am bookmarking this recipe as I love this vegetable and this is a very tasty dish.

  4. Looks delish and a tempting click...

  5. Never tried anything like this..Looks superb!!

  6. Looks super delicious..nice clicks

  7. The tindora curry looks healthy and nice!

  8. i like the addition of sesame...a new recipe to me....yummy

  9. Nice recipe,I love this very much with roti and rice too!

  10. Lovely recipe.I shud give this a try.

  11. I hav become tindora fan recently..have something similar in my blog too..adding sesame is nice idea

  12. Dondakaya curry looks fantastic hari.


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