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Punjabi Tinda

By: Karanbir of Santa Clara, US

Spicy & healthy Round Gourd Vegetable

Filed in Side Dishes

Serves 2 people

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Delicious round gourd - spicy & delicious!


  • 5-6 Tindas washed & chopped into quarter peices (Tinda's are generally round so cut them in 4 equal parts)
  • 1-2 small & round potatoes washed & chopped into quarters
  • 1 medium sized onion washed & finely chopped
  • 1 tomato washed & finely chopped (you can use tomato puree as well)
  • 1 table spoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 a cup of water
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tsp garam masalas
  • Cilatro leaves for garnishing


  1. Heat oil in a pan
  2. Add jeera seeds, when the aroma comes, add the onion & saute till they are golden brown.
  3. Then add ginger-garlic paste & fry for a minute.
  4. Now add all the spices & fry for a minute.
  5. Add the chopped tomatoes & let it cook till they are well cooked & soft (if tomato puree is used then cook till oil is visible at the pan's side)
  6. Now add the tinda & a little water & cover the pan with a lid to cook it till its a little soft.
  7. Then add the potato peices & cook till they are soft.
  8. Garnish with cilantro leaves & serve with chapatis.

Latest Comments

By rajeswari on 5/2/2009 8:45:00 PM

my neighbour is a sindhi punjabi.gave this to me for taste it really looked yummy.she added carrots too.

By Rana Anjum Khan on 5/1/2009 11:14:00 PM

It will be very nice i love this dish.


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