26 January 2012

Spicy & Baked Masala Ivy Gourd/ Tondekaayi /Tindora


I got this tender and green Tindora from my amma's garden when I had been there. My hubby doesn't like this vegetable at all  Then I tired the version posted by Sia's Monsoon spice.


Spicy & Baked Masala Tindora/Ivy Gourd/ Tondekaayi – Tender Tindora coated with Spices & Baked
Preparation Time: 15 min
Baking Time: 30 min
Serves: 2
Difficulty Level: medium
Served with: Rice

20-30 tender Ivy Gourd
3 tsp oil
2 tbsp lime juice/amchur powder
For the Ground Masala
5-6 red chillies
2 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp jeera seeds
1 tsp kasuri methi
Salt per taste
1 tsp chilli powder
1/ 2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste

Wash and cut the ivy gourd as shown in picture 2 and keep it aside. Take the Masala’s labelled under Masala and roughly powder it in mortar and pestle.

Put the cut ivy gourd in a bowl and mix oil and lemon juice together and nicely coat it to the ivy gourd mix well and then add the powdered Masala and nicely coat it and let it sit for about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile pre heat the oven at 200 degree. Grease the plate with oil and put the Tindora and bake it for about 30 minutes till they turn crispy.

Serve hot with rice and rasam 


  1. I love tindora any time, it has an unique rich taste, loved ur version,would love to try sometime.

  2. lovely recipe with ivy gourd....superb dear

  3. Delicious looking baked masala.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. I love this veggie a lot, but rarely buy as no body in my family likes it. This recipe tempts me a lot :)

  5. Baked ivy gourd....sounds great....looks yum...

  6. Love the baked version! Ivy is my favorite gourd! Love it in any form... The ingredients that go into the ground powder sound so good!
    Kavi (Edible Entertainment)
    Ongoing Event:(Kid's Delight - Something Sweet)

  7. Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting ivygourd masala..

  8. A nice baked & spicy tonde dish!! A totally new way of cooking them :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  10. this is one of my fav vegetables..i can have this rice and dal and be content :)

  11. Ivy gourd is my hubby fav. Spicy baked ivy gourd looks yummy.
    Cuisine Delights
    My First Event - "COLOURFUL HOLI".


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