• Nupur Bhattacharya

Tindora Rice Recipe/Ivy Gourd Rice/Kundru Rice Recipe/Tendli Bhaat/Tondli Bhaat/Dondakaya Rice

Simple yet delicious rice recipe!


Yield: 2-3 servings

Pre-cooked Rice...6 cups

Tindora...2 cups

Garlic cloves...5-6

Curry leaves...~16-20

Peanuts...1.5 tbsp.

Dried red chillies...2

Crushed Coriander seeds...2 tsp.

Mustard seeds...1/2 tsp.

Turmeric powder...1/2 tsp.

Hing or Asafoetida...1/2 tsp.

Fresh lime juice...3 tbsp.

Crushed Ginger...1 tsp.

Chopped Coriander leaves...2 tbsp.

Dried shredded coconut...1 tbsp.

Green chillies...3

  • We need around 6 cups of pre-cooked rice. You can use any type of rice

  • Make sure that the tindoras have been nicely cleaned. Cut off the ends of the tindoras

  • Pour the tindoras into a food processor. Yes! there is no tedious chopping of tindoras in this recipe! don't you like it already?!

  • Add in 5 to 6 garlic cloves that have been roughly chopped, ~8 to 10 curry leaves, three green chillies or to taste, and one and a half tablespoon of peanuts.

  • Grind everything to a coarse paste and set it aside

  • Add 2 tablespoons oil to a pan set on medium heat

  • Add in the dry red chillies, mustard seeds, crushed coriander seeds, curry leaves, hing or asafoetida and turmeric powder

  • Stir fry everything for around 15 to 20 seconds

  • Add in the crushed ginger paste and the grated coconut

  • Give it a quick stir and add in the tindora paste

  • Add salt to taste. i'm adding approximately one and a half teaspoons of salt

  • mix well and place the lid on.

  • Turn down the heat to low and let this cook for around 7 minutes or so

  • Turn up the heat to medium again and add around 1 tablespoon oil

  • Stir fry the tindora till the paste looks slightly light brown in color. This should take approximately 10 minutes

  • Add in half of the chopped coriander leaves and half of the lime juice

  • Mix everything together and check for salt

  • Add in the pre-cooked rice.

  • Add salt to taste

  • Mix the rice and the masala thoroughly

  • Stir fry the rice for 10 to 12 minutes

  • Add in the remaining lime juice and the remaining coriander leaves

  • Stir everything together and done!

Hope you enjoyed this quick recipe!

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