Tindora sabzi

Tindora sabzi

Tindora are such cute vegetables! They look like mini cucumbers or watermelons depending on their shape and are really healthy. They are also known as Ivy Gourd.

 This is a quick dish that tastes really good and perfect with chapatis.

  Time: 20 mins

Serves: 2 people


  • 1 cup Tindora, washed
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves,chopped
  • 5 curry leaves
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of hing
  • 2 tablespoons oil


  1. Trim the ends of each Tindora and cut lengthwise.
  2. Place in a bowl and add all the ground spices except garam masala and hing.
  3. Drizzle the lemon juice over it and set aside.
  4. In a pan, heat the oil on medium heat.
  5. Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds and when they sizzle, add the garlic and hing.
  6. Cook for 2 minutes and then add the curry leaves, green chillies and tindora.
  7. Add salt and garam masala and cook for 6 minutes, stir frying regularly.
  8. Serve hot.


Binita Shah-Patel

Hi, I’m Binny – a writer, dreamer, serial wanderluster and travel addict. I am originally from Kenya but now live in London. I set up this blog to share my experiences eating out as well as travelling.

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