Sunday, April 5, 2009

Thondekai Fry

1lbs Thondekai / Tindora
3tsp red Chilly powder/Rasam powder
1tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Amchur(dry mango) powder
Salt to taste

2-3tsp Canola oil (or any cooking oil)
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad Daal
3 to 4 Curry leaves

  • Wash and remove top & bottom of the thondekai. Cut thondekai lengthwise into half, then each half into 2-3 lenghtwise pieces
  • In a bowl mix thondekai with salt, amchur, chilly and turmeric powder. Set it aside for 15-30mins
  • Heat a pan with oil, mustard, urad daal. when mustard starts to splatter; add curry leaves and thondekai mixture. Stir it. Let it fry in medium heat for around 10mins. Then add 1/2cup of water and cover the lid. Cook until all water evaporates
  • Once water evaporates; open the lid and fry for about 15mins in low-medium heat
  • Serve it with rice or chapathi


  1. Tried this and came out really very good. Thanks for posting such a tasty receipe. Will definitely try other receipes from your blog.


  2. I tried the recipe today.. came out very well. Thanks

  3. I tried this recipe & it came out really well. thanks

  4. aahhh !! this was soo yummy i loved it :) :) :) and ya what can we do to make it more spicy..!!