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Gutti Dondakaya Ulli Karam Recipe

Traditional Andhra style of making stuffed tindoras or ivy gourd with onions.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Curry, Side Dish
Cuisine: Andhra, South Indian
Keyword: andhra recipes, Indian Curry Recipes, tindora recipes
Servings: 4


  • 20-25 Ivy Gourd
  • 2 Onion large sized
  • 2 tsp Tamarind Pulp
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Red Chilli Powder as needed
  • Salt to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp Oil


  • Peel and chop the onions into pieces.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a pan. Add and fry the chopped onions until light brown color. Turn off the flame and let them cool.
  • Grind the sauteed onions, turmeric, red chilli powder and tamarind extract into a paste and set aside.
  • Wash the ivy gourds and make a plus shape (+) slit. Keep one end intact.
  • Now stuff the prepared onion mixture into the ivy gourds.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the stuffed ivy gourds carefully.
  • If you have leftover stuffing, add it into the pan.
  • Add a little salt and cover with a lid.
  • Let it cook over a low flame until soft.
  • Keep checking in between and turn the ivy gourds a little until they are evenly cooked.
  • Serve hot with rice and ghee.