Thursday, March 14, 2013

Gutti Dondakaya/Stuffed Tindora Curry

Tindora/Dondakaya – ½ kg
Onion chopped – 1
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Jaggery/Bellam – 1tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Salt to taste

For paste
Roasted sesame seeds – 3 tsp
Roasted Peanut – 3 tsp
Roasted Poppy seeds – 3 tsp
Red chillies dry – 5
Walnuts – 3 tsp
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 2 tsp
Bengal gram/Senaga pappu – 2 tsp
Urad dal/ Mina pappu – 2 tsp
Tamarind gooseberry size
(Soaked in water)

For tempering
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Curry leaves -10
Oil – 2 tsp

For Tindora/ Dondakaya
  1. Preheat oven to 3500C.
  2. Cut the both ends for tindora.
  3. Cut the tindora upto ¾ part longitudinally and horizontally. Don’t cut upto last.
  4. Apply 1 tsp oil to tindora and keep it in oven for 10 mins. Turn it.
  5. Again keep it for 10 mins.
For paste
  1. Dry roast peanuts, sesame seeds, poppy seeds separately.
  2. Heat oil in a pan roast bengal gram, urad dal for 2 mins.
  3. Add red chillies and fry for 2 mins. Cool it.
  4. Transfer all these ingredients to a mixi jar and grind it.
  5. Add soaked tamarind to the jar and make smooth paste.
For Curry
  1. Heat oil in a pan and temper it.
  2. Add onion and fry until it turns to color change.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 mins.
  4. Add grounded paste and fry for 2 mins.
  5. Add required water to the pan. Allow it to boil.
  6. Add fried tindora, salt to the above pan.
  7. Let it cook for 20 mins on low medium flame.
  8. Add jaggery powder, garam masala and mix well.
  9. Leave it for 2 mins.
  10. Serve with roti or rice.
If you don't have oven, deep fry in oil.

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  1. never heard about this recipe.. interesting one and tempting too..

  2. I love tindoras... Nice recipe :)

  3. Curry looks yummy and inviting..

  4. This definitely looks delish!

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  5. Very nice recipe...looks delicious!!!

  6. my favourite veggie.... lov the tasty curry

  7. Very new to me...

  8. very very yummy and delicious dear...

  9. Delicious curry!! Lovely snaps!!

  10. This is something new for me but I love how the spices added zest and zing into the curry. Interesting and love to dig in.

  11. Never tried this recipe looks interesting...

  12. That looks laborious. But very tempting. Wish I could taste it too


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