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Tendlichi Masaledar Bhaaji -Maharashtrian Style ( Tinda / Ivy Gourd Sabji )

Tendi is among Mr. Iyer's favourite vegetables. Here is how I prepared it.


Ingredients

Tendli ( Ivy Gourd ) – ¼ Kg

Coconut – 1/4 cup -Fresh coconut or Dry coconut chopped in small pieces.

Tomato – 1 medium sized

Peanuts – ¼ cup roasted

Curry leaves – 4-5

Garlic – 7-8 Cloves

Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon

Turmeric – Half a teaspoon

Asafoetida( Hing )- 1 pinch

Cumin ( Jeera) Powder – 1 teaspoon

Coriander ( Dhaniya ) Powder – 1 teaspoon

Red chili powder – 1 or 2 spoon( depending on your palate)

Coriander – For garnish

Salt – as per taste

Recipe

1. Wash Tendli and slice it into four parts.

2. In a pan heat about 4 tablespoon oil. Once heated, add mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida. Let it splutter.

3. Now add Tendli and sir fry for five minutes

4. In the meanwhile, in a grinder, add roasted peanuts, coconut, garlic and grind into a coarse powder. ( Do not add water )

5. In stir fried Tendli, add Cumin Powder , Coriander Powder, Red chili powder, Salt and mix well. Let it cook in the spices for next 2-3 minutes.

6. Now add the ground peanut powered we have made, into the pan.

7. Add chopped tomato and mix all of this well. Cook this for another 5 minutes in the masalas.

8. Now add half a cup of water. Let the vegetable cook in it.


9. After about 5-6 minutes, you will see the water reduced and a nice red colour will be seen. ( Red Tarri )

10. You can make it completely dry or Switch off the flame while it has a little gravy and finally garnish with coriander.

We had it with a mixed Bhakri made up of Rice and Jowar flour.

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