Monday, March 20, 2006

Tinda Sabzi

Last Weekend, all of a sudden I had guests at home. The menu for that day was only Rice, Dal and Papad.
I wanted to make a vegetable. I had only Tinda available in the fridge and quite a short notice to do this.
I quick decided on a Tinda Sabzi.

Normally I make a Tinda Dal but that day I decided to do a dry curry. I share that recipe with you all. Hope you find it interesting

Tinda Sabzi

Ingredients :

a. Tinda 6 to 8
b. Lemon Juice 2 tsp
c. Chilli powder 1 ½ tsp
d. Coriander Powder 2 tsp
e. Cumin Powder 1 tsp
f. Turmeric Powder ¼ tsp
g. Garam Masala Powder ½ tsp
h. Water ¼ cup
i. Salt to taste
j. Sugar ¼ tsp

a. Ghee 1 tsp (replace it with any cooking oil)
b. Mustard seeds ¼ tsp
c. Cumin seeds ½ tsp.

1. Peel off skin, cut diagonally and make a slit inside.
2. Mix all Masala powders with Lemon juice. Apply this paste on tinda (inside and outside) keep it aside for 20 minutes. {If any masala is remaining, keep it aside. It can be used while cooking.}
3. In a Kadai, heat ghee or oil, add seasonings, then arrange all tinda in the kadai.
4. Mix the remaining masala with ¼ cup water and pour over.
5. Cook in Medium flame for 15 minutes. After cooking of Tinda, if any Water remains, Cook in High flame till the water is absorbed by Tinda.
* Garnish with coriander leaves.
* Serve hot with dal rice.

This sabzi turned out nice and was liked by my guests.

!! Tinda not only saved my day but also made my guests happy.


veena said...


nice recipe, what is the tamil or telgu name of tinda

Menu Today said...

I also came to know this vegetable when i was in mumbai.It looks like raw tomato.

Prema Sundar said...

just taking a look of ur recipes .. I have never heard of tinda.. ur picture of the cooked tinda tempts me to try it. do u get it in indian stores?

Anonymous said...

This is a nice curry. It avails in Northern India and also call "Baby Pumpkin". I dont know any telugu/tamil name for this.