Vysya's Delicious Recipes -Dosa Corner


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Dondakaya Pachadi - Kovakkai Chutney- Tindora chutney

 Donkaya Chutney(Tindora chutney) goes very well with Idli,dosa and rice.Health benefits of Tidora includes it is rich in Vitamin C, which helps in strengthening your bones and improving your body structure. It also has plenty of Vitamin B1 and B2, as also trace quantities of Vitamin A. All these vitamins are vital for the human body, and help in strengthening your immune system, and thus keep away diseases.

Dondakaya Chutney

Prep Time :  10   min. 
Cook Time : 15  minutes.
Recipe Category: Sides
Recipe Cusine :South Indian
Serves: 2 -3


Tindora/Dondakaya - 12.
tomato - 1.
Pearl onions - 8.
tamarind -a Generous Pinch.
Red chillies - 3 or 4.
salt - for taste.
cumin - 15 seeds. (less than  1/5 tsp)

To Temper 

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
urad dal - 1 tsp.
hing - Generous Pinch. 


  • Chop tindora into thin roundels.

  • Heat the oil in kadai, add chopped tindora and saute well till it turns golden brown and you  get  wrinkles in tindora.Then remove the tindora from the kadai.
  • In same kadai,heat the oil, add pearl onions saute till it turns pink, add chopped  tomatoes,red chillies & salt saute  till tomatoes   turns mushy.
  • Now switch off the stove.
  • Grind sauted    items, cooked tindora,tamarind to gether  with needed water, into a little coarse paste. 
  • Heat the oil, add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dal, when it turns golden brown colour, add hing,give a quick mix & pour over a chutney.

  • Slice the tindora to thin roundels for faster Cooking.
  • Tindora should turns Golden brown & also it should be cooked well for Good taste.
  • It Goes well with idli, dosa & rice.


gowri sethuram said...

it came out very well. My daughter and mother liked it very much. I added a bit of jaggery. Thank you for adding one more recipe to my list.