July 17, 2007


This is one more favourite vegetable dish of our family. Here is the recipe:

Dondakaya Vepudu:
Prep time: 10mts
Cooking time : 20mts
Serves : 2
Cuisine : Andhra

2cups finley chopped tindora (cut them length wise)
3 tbsp oil
1 tsp jeera
1 tsp mustards
few curry leaves
1 dry red chilli (optional)
4 green chillies (slit them length wise)
1 big finely chopped onions
1 tsp finely chopped ginger
1 tsp finely chopped garlic
a pinch of turmeric powder
salt as per taste
3 tbsp of fresh grated coconut
coriander leaves for garnish

1. Chopp the tindora, onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies and keep aside.

2. Grate the fresh coconut and keep aside.

3. Heat oil in a thick bottom kadai, once heat, add jeera and mustards, let them splutter on low heat. Add green chillies, red chilli and curry leaves, fry for few seconds.

4. Add chopped onions, fry till transparent on medium heat.

5. Once onions slightly fried, add ginger, garlic and turmeric powder, mix, fry for few more seconds.

6. Add chopped tindora, mix, stirring between, covered, cook till done on low heat.

7. Finally add fresh grated coconut and salt, mix well, covered, cook for more 5 minutes. Finally sprinkle the fresh finely chopped coriander leaves and turn off the heat.

8. Serve with white rice or chapatis.
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  1. That looks so good! I have never cooked with tindora, I going to get some for the weekend

  2. anusharajiJuly 17, 2007

    looks yummy
    i know tindora need to be fried a lot to get the most out of it.

  3. yum! i have some tindora in the refrigerator...will try it out.

  4. My favorite too.Love the caramelized look of Tindora.Great with chapatis or rice,yum!:)

  5. @Hi Saju, try it and let me know. Thanks for dropping by and keep on coming.

    @Hi Lata, thanks a lot.

    @Hi Raji, yeah you are right. Thanks for dropping by.

    @Hi Tee, try and let me know. I am sure, you will fall in love with that recipe. Thanks.

    @Hi Asha, thanks dear.

  6. that looks delicious, will try it next time i get tindora. liked ur idea of adding coconut, yummy :)

  7. hi jyothi thats a nice dondakaya fry.....i really love the taste it gives....nice recipe

  8. @Hi Richa, try it and let me know. Thanks for dropping by.

    @Hi Shanti, even I love the taste of this recipe too. Thanks dear.

  9. Hi Jyothi!
    tried out your recipe for lunch today...turned out great! loved it and this will certainly be made more often at my place. thanks!

  10. vepudu chala baga undhi. I usually dont add ginger and garlic.

  11. This is simple but looks delish....Love it..

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  13. Simple and comfort food ....Thks for sharing

  14. Nice recipe. My husband cooks this very well and I m fond of it.

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  15. Dondakaya looks yummy...my daughter likes it a lot...thanks for sharing this version..


  16. @Hi Tee, you are too fast. Glad you liked it. Thanks for dropping by.

    @Hi Sharmi, mostly I add ginger and garlic in all recipes for best flavour and also for healthy purpose. Just try once and let me know. Thanks for your comments.

    @Hi Sukanya, thanks dear.

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    @Hi Srivalli, thanks a lot.

  18. I'll have mine with rice, thank you.

  19. @Hi Cynthia, even I will prefer this dish with rice only. Thanks for dropping by.

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