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TINDORA CHUTNEY / THONDEKAYI CHUTNEY / KOVAKKAI CHUTNEY / DONDAKAYA CHUTNEY

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Tindora chutney

Last week i had few left over cluster beans after making stir fry . Just when i was thinking how to finish off  them , i saw that most of them had got over ripened 🙁 … Now that veggies are so expensive . we can’t throw them also . It was then i remembered this Tindora Chutney one of my aunt used to do . After the succesful trials in my kitchen and after getting thumbs up from my family , i present to you today ” Tindora Chutney ” or ” Thondekayi  chutney ” as called in Kannada. It’s also known as Kovakkai Chutney ( Tamil ) and Dondakaya Chutney ( Telugu ) .


Tindora .. also known as Ivy gourd / Thondekayi is a very common and tasty veggie grown abundantly in Malnad and south Karnataka . It can be used to make many tasty dishes like stir fry , pickle , majjige huli , stuffed gravy , gojju etc . Usually for most of the dishes .. tender young Tindora is preferred . They will be light green with firm skin . However , tindora gets ripened soon if not used quickly and also most of the times we get to know only after chopping . from out they look green only . Most of them don’t use ripe red ones as they give a tart taste to the curry. And hence throw . But hey wait … do try this lipsmacking Tindora chutney out of them . If you too are wondering like me how it might taste .. i recommend …MUST try !! Taste’s amazing with rice and ghee . It’s very unique .Takes in just few ingredients , very easy and very tasty too.  If we peep into traditional grandmas kitchen ,we are sure to find numerous ways in which they used up each and everything in the cooking .. nothing would be wasted .  So next time you have over ripe tindora … you know what to do 🙂 .. Here you go .. .

For more chutneys with vegetables you can check Beetroot chutney , Brinjal Chutney , Cluter Beans Chutney , Pumpkin Chutney etc …

Print Recipe
TINDORA CHUTNEY / THONDEKAYI CHUTNEY / KOVAKKAI CHUTNEY / DONDAKAYA CHUTNEY Yum
Tindora chutney
Course side dish
Cuisine andhra
Servings
Ingredients
Course side dish
Cuisine andhra
Servings
Ingredients
Tindora chutney
Instructions
  1. Dry roast peanuts till they are crisp . keep aside to cool .
  2. Wash and slice tindora .
  3. In a small pan , heat oil. Add little salt and saute tindora for 4-5 mins . Let it get cooked atleast 50 % .
  4. When Tindora is cooked 50 % , to the same pan add , sesame seeds , dhania , jeera , hing and green chilli . Continue to saute for another 2-3 mins .
  5. When done .. allow to cool . Grind sauteed veggies along wth salt , tamarind and peanuts . Add little water and no need to make super smooth.
  6. Finally prepare a tempering of mustard and curry leaves and pour on the chutney .
  7. Tindora chutney is ready . Enjoy with Hot rice topped with ghee / Bhakri / Chaptji / Dosa etc ...
Recipe Notes
  • You can make same chutney with tender tindora too .
  • If you don't like hing flavor .. instead of it can add garlic / onion while sauteeing .

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