Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Dondakaya (Tindora/ Gherkins) Fry

Dondakaya (tindora) is a favorite for many. I used to like dondakaya rather than Okra when I was a kid. But my mom used to say if I need to be good at Math, I need to eat Okra. :) But strangely I never liked Okra but still was good at Math :).

Dondakaya  (Tindora/ Gherkins) 1lb
Ginger garlic paste - 1tsp
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Onion -1
Green chillies -6-7
Salt - as per taste
Dhaniya powder - 1 tsp
Oil - 3 tbsp

Wash and cut dondakaya length wise.

Heat a non-stick pan and add oil.

Add Ginger garlic paste, turmeric and fry for few seconds

Add dondakaya pieces, salt and mix them well.

Close it with a lid and let it cook for 5-6 minutes on medium-low flame.

Check and mix the pieces in between.

In the mean while blend onion and green chillies in to a paste using a blender/chopper. This need not be smooth paste.

Add this onion-chilli paste to the fry.

Mix it well and close the lid again and let it cook for few more minutes till the onions are cooked properly.

Now open the lid and fry on medium-high flame for two more minutes stirring constantly to make sure the pieces don't get burned.

By this time Dondakaya pieces will be well cooked.

Add dhaniya powder and fry for few more seconds.

Garnish and Enjoy with Roti/ Rice with Toor dal

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