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Ivy Gourd Stir Fry

Ivy gourd stir fried with spices

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

Ivy gourd is Tindli. This can be done in 7 mins and tastes good.Best combination for rice with sambar.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 2 cup Ivy gourd pieces (cut into pieces)
    • 4 whole red chillies
    • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
    • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
    • 1 sprig Curry leaves
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • few chopped Coriander leaves
    • 1 tsp Red chili powder
    • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
    • 1 tbsp coconut paste (ground with jerra seeds-1/2 tsp)
    • Salt to taste
    • 2 tsp refined oil
    • 1 tsp grated coconut


    1. Heat oil in a pan,fry red chillies,Mustard seeds,cumin seeds, curry leaves - a sprig,onion -chopped and chopped Coriander leaves-few. Saute for a min.
    2. Add Ivy gourd pieces, turmeric powder, salt and chilli powder. Saute for 2 mins.
    3. Add coconut paste and 1/2 cup water.Saute tilloil separates.
    4. Garnish with grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves.
    5. Serve hot with rice and sambar.


    jean chaurasia

    Ivy gourd/turai is called ridge gourd in English. This is a tasty recipe. I omit the coconut and water and add some coconut cream instead.

    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Thanks Shalini.


    I used to never eat this vegetable ... infact i didnt even knw the english name for this vegetable.. living alone has made me cook and experiment with food... thank u so much for this recipe ... its simple tasty and different to wat my mum has been makin for years



    i love thondli.i make this as rice and i put everest sabji masala in it.tasty it is for phulka.i dont use coconut for this.yummy tondli.not tried with scraped coconut and coconut paste.surely will try this.