Tindora masala (dondakaya masala) curry

Main Dish
4 servings
30 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
1/2 KG tindora (dondakaya)

2 big onions

1 teaspoon chilly powder

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 teaspoon urad daal

5 tablespoons tamarind pulp

1 tablespoons jaggery powder

salt to taste



  • Grind onions, red chilli powder and salt to a fine paste.
  • Cook tindora in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles, let them cool down, drain the water and keep aside
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad daal, fry them.
  • To this add onion paste and fry till the raw smell dissapears.
  • Then add tamarind pulp and jaggery.
  • Then add boiled tindora and mix well. Till the onion paste is well coated to the tindora.
  • Server hot with chapati or rice


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