Tindora Fry with Peanuts (Tendlin / Ivy Gourd Fry)

This vegetable recipe is a quick and easy preparation that uses spices used in everyday cooking and garnished with peanuts. Goes well as a side dish with rice or served alone with rotis.
  • Passive
    0 minutes
  • Prep
    15 minutes
  • Cook
    20 minutes
  • Servings
    2 People


  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 2 Red chillies
  • 8 Curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 250 grams Tindora (Ivy gourd/ tendli/ Gherkins)
  • 4 tbsp Roasted peanuts (Crushed)


  • 1 Wash and wipe the tindoras. Cut each tindora into 4 pieces as shown.
  • 2 In a pan, add oil and cumin seeds. Allow them to splutter. Then add curry leaves, red chillies and garlic. Sauté for a minute.
  • 3 Add turmeric and chili powders. Sauté for about half a minute.
  • 4 Add the tindoras, mix well. Fry for 2-3 minutes. Add 4 tbsp water, cover the lid of pan and cook for 10 mins.
  • 5 Open lid after 10 mins and stir fry on high heat for 5 mins, add in the peanuts and mix well.Serve as side dish along with rice or with rotis.

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