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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Dondakaya Curry - Easy Tindora Curry - Dondakaya Allam Mirchi Curry

Dondakaya(kovakkai) curry is a Healthy & tasty Curry made with Tindora, Ginger, Chillies & coconut as main ingredient. It Goes well with Rice ,Roti's & chapathi's.This recipe i have learnt from my cousins mom.  Tindora with Ginger is an awesome Combination. After i tasted her curry, immediately i tried it & came out well. So i wanted to share with you all.

  Dondakaya Allam Mirchi Curry

 Prep Time : 15  min. 
Cooking  Time : 25  minutes
Recipe Category:Sides
Recipe Cuisine : South Indian
Serves : 5.


Dondakaya(Tindora) - 1/2 kg.
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp.  
Coriander leaves - To Garnish

To  Grind
Ginger -  1 + 1/2 inch"
Coconut - 1/2 cup.
Green chilly - 5 -6.
salt - as needed.
Cumin seeds - 1/4 inch.

To Temper

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Cumin seeds -1/2 tsp.
oil - to fry.


  • Cut the Tindora into Roundels or lengthwise or into desired shape,  as you wish.
  • Grind everything Given in 'To Grind' Column.

  • Pressure Cook the Tindora in a Cooker for 2 whistles.Then drain the water & keep it aside. 

  • Heat the oil, add mustard seeds when it splutters add cumin seeds, when it sizzles add curry leaves & hing.
  • Add  Cooked tindora saute for few seconds till the moisture in it Goes off. Then add turmeric Powder &  Ground mixture.

  • Mix till everything combines well. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

  • Always pressure cook the tindora, without adding water. Add water in a cooker, place chopped tindora bowl, close the lid & pressure cook.
  • you can add turmeric Powder while Grinding.
  • you can add 3 tbsp of cooked chanadal to the curry, which gives nutty taste to curry.
  • it Goes well with Rice, Chapathi & Roti.


Unknown said...

This mirchi curry looks so flavorful and delicious!


Srividhya G said...

Nice.. Never tried kovaikai this way.. pretty much like thoran na?