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by dassana amit updated November 20, 2013

Gujarati Tendli Sabzi Recipe, Tendli Sabzi Recipe in Gujarati Style

This Gujarati Tendli Recipe is made with potatoes. I got this tendli recipe from a gujarati friend of my husband. Thanks to him and his mom, I now know a couple of gujarati recipes.

Tendli is also called Tindora in Hindi. Tendli is the Marathi and Konkani term. In English it is known as Ivy Gourd or Gherkins.

Tendli as i call it in my native language has been a regular vegetable at my mom’s place.  She would make the tendli upkari – a konkani recipe with chappatis and dal. It was so regular at my place that after some time I started getting bored of it.

Yet, when I was away from home, I do used to miss this vegetable. Such are our minds. When we have it, we get bored of it or take it for granted and when we do not have it, we miss it or long for it.

My mom would make upkaris of almost all the vegetables like cabbage upkari and I would simply love them. Tendli Upkari is great dish and now I know…. how much i miss it.

tendli tindora gherkins

Ingredients for the Tendli Aloo Gujarati Recipe:

250 gms Tendli/Tindora/Ivy Gourd/Gherkins
1 large potato
1 green chili
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin seeds powder
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 inch ginger chopped
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp red chili powder (optional)
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp ghee or oil
salt

tendli potatoes

Method to make the Gujarati Tendli Aloo Recipe:

  • Clean the tendlis in water. Then wipe then with the kitchen towl and chop the tendli lenghtwise into 4 pieces. Wash, peel and dice the potatoes too.

chopped tindora aloo

  • Slit the green chili.
  • I have made this recipe in my small pressure cooker. It saves time, fuel and is easy for me. You could however cook this recipe in a heavy bottomed pan or kadai/wok too.
  • Heat oil in the pressure cooker. Add the mustard seeds. When they pop add the cumin seeds. Now add the curry leaves, ginger, green chili and fry for a minute. Add all the dry powders along with the vegetables. Fry for 2 minutes, stirring in between.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water and salt. Pressure cook for 3 mins.
  • When done, and if water is still remaining, keep the cooker on the flame, so that the water dries up. If you want a little gravy, then you could keep the water.
  • Have the aloo tendli sabzi with gujarati rotlis, or phulkas/chapatis. Tendli goes well with plain parothas too. You could also have it as a side dish or as a side vegetable with dal and rice.

If you are looking for more Gujarati Recipes then do check Alu Vadi/Patra, Instant Rava Dhokla, Khatta/White Dhokla, Methi Theplas and Gujarati Kadhi Recipe.

Aloo Tendli Sabzi recipe below:

Tendli Sabzi Gujarati Recipe
 
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Tendli Sabzi - Ivy Gourd and Potatoes Dish
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Gujarati
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 250 gms Tendli/Tindora/Ivy Gourd/Gherkins
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 green chili
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder/haldi
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds powder
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • ½ inch ginger chopped
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds/rai
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder (optional)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp ghee or oil
  • salt
Instructions
  1. Clean the tendlis in water. Then wipe then with the kitchen towl and chop the tendli lenghtwise into 4 pieces. Wash, peel and dice the potatoes too.
  2. Slit the green chili.
  3. Heat oil in the pressure cooker. Add the mustard seeds. When they pop add the cumin seeds. Now add the curry leaves, ginger, green chili and fry for a minute. Add all the dry powders along with the vegetables. Fry for 2 minutes, stirring in between.
  4. Add ½ cup of water and salt. Pressure cook for 3 mins.
  5. When done, and if water is still remaining, keep the cooker on the flame, so that the water dries up. If you want a little gravy, then you could keep the water.
  6. Have this Tendli Sabzi with gujarati rotlis, or phulkas/chapatis.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4


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Daya March 21, 2014 1

Hi Dassana, so i understand that you are from Mangalore. especially because of the word Upkari. I am from Mangalore too. But i learnt cooking only gujarati dishes. i am trying the Tindora today as i am not in a mood to do a lot of cuttings. i hate cutting vegetables:( i have tried your mutter paneer and palak paneer recipe and must say it came out well. I also gave your Rajma recipe to one of my friends and suggested your website for vegetarian dishes. can i request you to post some typical Mangalorean dishes too. i really miss it and i want my husband and son to try my regional dishes:)

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dassana amit April 23, 2014 2

hi daya, i am not from mangalore. but some of my relatives are. i have very few mangalorean recipes on the blog which are borrowed from my relatives :-) i will try to add some more mangalorean vegetarian recipes. i hope this tendli sabzi was good.

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Familycook March 10, 2012 3

You can tell I am hooked to your blog, by the number of comments I am writing. This recipe is also a good one:)

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dassana March 10, 2012 4

thanks a lot familycook.

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Janet Saldanha February 14, 2012 5

Nice .. it came out well… To make it 100% mangalorean taste…i garnished with little coconut…

Thanks for the simple receipe ….

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dassana February 14, 2012 6

welcome janet and thanks for commenting on all the recipe posts you have tried out so far.

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Inez March 14, 2011 7

Quick, Simple and Tasty…Just the way I like things. Thanks for sharing

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