The Healthify Food Library

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Dondakaya is a popular Indian dish made with Ivy Gourd, also known as Tindora or kundri. It is a staple vegetable in southern Indian states. This dish is known for its crunchy texture and savory flavor. This classic Indian stir-fried vegetable can be served as a side dish with rice or roti. It is rich in dietary fiber and a good source of nutrients such as Vitamin C and Vitamin A.

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Dondakaya (Tindora/Ivy gourd)

250 grams


2 tablespoons

mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon

cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon

dry red chilies



A pinch

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste

red chili powder

1 tablespoon

coriander powder

1 tablespoon



Step 1:

Rinse the Dondakaya thoroughly under running water. Dry them and chop into thin slices.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and dry red chilies.

Step 3:

When the seeds crackle, add asafoetida and turmeric powder.

Step 4:

Now add the sliced Dondakaya and salt. Stir well and cover the pan.

Step 5:

Allow it to cook on a low flame till they become soft and slightly browned.

Step 6:

Add chili powder and coriander powder, mix well and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Step 7:

Serve the Dondakaya hot with steamed rice or roti.

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