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Tindora ( Dondakaya / Thondekai)- about 25 to 30
Large Onion- 1 chopped small
Medium Garlic cloves- 3
Dry/fresh grated coconut- 2 tbsps
Two handfuls of fresh coriander leaves
Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder to taste
Salt to taste
Lemon juice to taste and
- Wash the tindora, cut the edges, slit lengthwise and then cut to small pieces. Cutting tindora does test your patience, but its worth the end result.
- Now take a wide skillet ( I use a non stick pan)add the oil, followed by mustard seeds, Chana dal and cumin seeds. Fry for few seconds. Then add the curry leaves and onion. Fry for five minutes.
- Add the cut tindora, salt and turmeric powder. Close the lid and cook in a low flame stirring in between.
- While the tindora is cooking, take a mortar add the garlic cloves, coconut and coriander leaves and Grind them.
- When the tindora is almost cooked, add the ground mixture, garam masala, red chilly powder and tiny bit of sugar. Cook for aother ten minutes in a low flame.
- At the end of the cooking tindora should be no moisture or wetness to the vegetable.
- Adjust the salt and finally add the lemon juice.
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