Dondakaya Fry (Tindoora Fry)

Preparation time: 10 minutes         
Cooking time: 20 minutes          
Serves: 4 servings


  1. Dondakaya  (Tindora or Coccinia grandis): 250 gms
  2. Onion: 2 medium sized sliced
  3. Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
  4. Curry Leaves -8 to 10 leaves
  5. Oil: 2 tablespoons
  6. Mustard seeds, Urad dal, Cumin Seeds, Chana Dal: 2 tablespoons for tempering
  7. Turmeric: 1/4 teaspoon
  8. Red Chilli Powder: ½ teaspoon
  9. Cumin Seeds Powder: ¼teaspoon
  10. Coriander Seeds powder: ½teaspoon
  11. Fresh Coriander: ¼Cup(finely chopped)


  1. Wash Dondakaya with water and  cut into  Julienne  or any  desired size.
  2. Take a pan and pour 2 teaspoons of oil. Heat oil. Add mustard seeds,cumin seeds, Chana dal, urad dal and fry till golden brown.                                                                             IMG_1146
  3. Add dondakaya and ½ teaspoon of salt. Mix well and cover the pan with lid and fry on slow fire for about 15 minutes.                                                                                                      
  4. Open the lid and add sliced onions and fry for 5 minutes.   IMG_1150
  5. Add finely chopped fresh coriander leaves  coriander powder, cumin powder, red Chili Powder,turmeric and mix properly. Allow to cook for 2 minutes.          IMG_1154
  6. Transfer to a serving bowl.                                           IMG_1155
  7. Serve Dondakaya fry along with steamed rice or roti.                   IMG_1158

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