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tendli sabzi recipe - simple homely preparation of ivy gourds with onion, spices and coconut.

5 from 1 vote
total time:
30minutes

tindora sabzi or tendli bhaji recipe with step by step pictures. a simple homely recipe of ivy gourd stir fry with spices, onion and coconut.

ivy gourd stir fry recipe

this recipe comes from my mom and is a favorite with us. usually i make chapatis to go with the sabzi and at times i make this sabzi to go along with dal-rice or sambar-rice.

ivy gourd does make an appearance in our menu. you can make many recipes with tendli like:

this tindora sabzi recipe is simple enough and can make a healthy side dish with chapatis. you can also serve tendli bhaji as a side dish with dal-rice, sambar-rice or curd-rice.

if you are looking for similar recipes then do check mushroom fryvazhakkai fry and bendakaya vepudu recipe.

tendli bhaji recipe, tindora sabzi recipe, tendli fry recipe
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tendli bhaji recipe

tendli sabzi recipe - simple homely preparation of ivy gourds with onion, spices and coconut.
course side dish
cuisine indian
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 30 minutes
servings 2 to 3
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 250 grams tendli (ivy gourd or tindora or kovakkai)
  • 1.5 tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • ½ teaspoon urad dal (optional)
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves (kadi patta) Or 8 to 10 curry leaves
  • 1 green chili (hari mirch) - chopped
  • teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi) or 2 to 3 pinches haldi powder
  • ¼ cup water or add as required
  • 5 tablespoon grated coconut
  • salt as required
  • 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)

how to make tendli bhaji recipe

chopping tendli (ivy gourds)

  1. rinse 250 grams tendli (ivy gourds) in water very well. then thinly slice of the top and bottom ends and discard them. 

  2. chop all the tendli in small roundels. keep aside.

making tendli bhaji

  1. heat 2 tbsp oil in a shallow pan or kadai.
  2. lower the flame and add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and 1/2 tsp urad dal. urad dal is optional and you can skip it easily.
  3. stir and saute on a low flame.
  4. saute till the urad dal turns golden and the mustard seeds crackle.
  5. then add 1/3 cup finely chopped onion.
  6. stir very well and begin to saute the onions on a low to medium flame.
  7. saute the onions till they turn translucent.
  8. now add 8 to 10 curry leaves and 1 green chili (chopped). stir.
  9. add a pinch or two of turmeric powder and stir again.
  10. add the tendli (ivy gourd) slices.

  11. mix and stir the tendli slices very well with the rest of the ingredients.
  12. add salt as per taste.
  13. add 1/4 cup water and stir.
  14. cover the pan and cook the tindora sabzi on a low flame.
  15. in between do check and if the water dries up and the ivy gourd has not cooked, you can add 1 to 3 tbsp more water.
  16. cover and simmer on a low flame till the ivy gourd has completely cooked.
  17. lastly add 5 tbsp grated coconut and mix well. when adding coconut, there should be no water in the pan.
  18. switch off the flame and then add 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves.
  19. serve tindora sabzi with phulkas or rotis. this sabzi also goes well in tiffin box.

recipe notes

you can skip the onions if you want in this recipe.
if the ivy gourds have become red, then discard them.

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how to make tendli bhaji or tindora sabzi recipe

1. rinse 250 grams tendli (ivy gourds) in water very well.

making ivy gourd stir fry recipe

2. then thinly slice of the top and bottom ends and discard them. chop all the tendli in ½ cm small roundels. keep aside.

making ivy gourd stir fry recipe

3. heat 1.5 tbsp oil in a shallow pan or kadai. lower the flame and add ½ tsp mustard seeds.

making ivy gourd stir fry recipe

4. next add ½ tsp urad dal. urad dal is optional and you can skip it easily.

making ivy gourd stir fry recipe

5. stir and saute both mustard seeds and urad dal on a low flame.

making ivy gourd stir fry recipe

6. saute till the urad dal turns golden and the mustard seeds crackle.

making ivy gourd stir fry recipe

7. then add ⅓ cup finely chopped onion.

making tindora stir fry recipe

8. stir very well and begin to saute the onions on a low to medium flame.

making tindora stir fry recipe

9. saute the onions till they turn translucent.

making tindora stir fry recipe

10. now add 8 to 10 curry leaves and 1 green chili (chopped). stir.

making tindora stir fry recipe

11. add a pinch or two of turmeric powder and stir again.

making tindora stir fry recipe

12. add the ivy gourd slices.

making tindora stir fry recipe

13. mix and stir the tendli slices very well with the rest of the ingredients.

making tindora stir fry recipe

14. add salt as per taste.

making tindora stir fry recipe

15. add ¼ cup water and stir.

making tindora stir fry recipe

16. cover the pan and cook the tindora sabzi on a low flame for 15 to 20 minutes.

making tindora stir fry recipe

17. in between do check and if the water dries up and the tendli has not cooked, you can add 1 to 3 tablespoon water.

making tindora stir fry recipe

18. then cover and simmer on a low flame till the tendli has completely cooked.

making tindora stir fry recipe

19. lastly add 5 tbsp grated coconut. mix very well. there should be no water in pan, when you add coconut. if using frozen coconut, then cover the pan and simmer for a minute.

making tindora stir fry recipe

20. switch off the flame and then add 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves.

making tindora stir fry recipe

21. serve tindora sabzi with phulkas or rotis. this sabzi also goes well in tiffin box.

ivy gourd stir fry

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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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4 comments/reviews

  1. Can I add dry grated coconut instead of Freshly grated coconut??

    • yes, you can add dry grated coconut.

  2. I like such simple sabji..i feel every vegi has its own taste n we spoil it by adding too many spices..

    • agree with you meera 🙂

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