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Ivy Gourd Fry (Maharashtrian style Tendli / Tondli Chi bhaji)

Quick and easy to make, this vegetable is not only nutritious but delicious too.


Preparation Time: 10 min.

Cooking Time: 12 min.

Serves: 2

Ingredients and Quantity:

Tondli (Tindora or Tendli, Ivy gourd), sliced thinly, head and tail to be discarded- 250 gm.

Refined Oil- 1 ½ tbsp.

Mustard seeds- ½ tsp.

Curry leaves- 01 sprig

Asafoetida (Hing)- a pinch

Turmeric powder- ½ tsp.

Green chilli, slit- 01 no.

Salt -to taste

Red chilli powder- 1/4th tsp.

Fresh Coconut, grated- 02 tbsp.


  1. In a non-stick pan heat the oil on medium heat.
  2. Once hot add mustard seeds. Let them splutter / crackle
  3. Add the curry leaves.
  4. Add asafoetida and turmeric powder.
  5. Add the slit green chilli.
  6. Now add the sliced Tondli.
  7. Mix well with a flat spoon.
  8. Add salt and red chilli powder.
  9. Mix lightly without breaking the tondli.
  10. Cover and cook. Sprinkle a little water.
  11. Once they are tender. Cook uncovered for a minute.
  12. Switch off the flame.
  13. Serve hot garnished with grated fresh coconut.
  14. Goes best with hot phulkas / Roti.

Chef Tips:

  1. You may add ½ tsp. of goda masala, if desired.
  2. You may add coarsely ground peanuts.
  3. You may sprinkle the prepared vegetable with lemon juice.
  4. You may garnish it with finely chopped cilantro along with grated fresh coconut.

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