kundru/ivy gourd/dondakaya curry

Got bored of making routine vegetable stirr fry. Add small twist and drama to the recipe. You will be amazed by the result. Especially when you are making vegetables like kundru/dondakaya/tindora/ivy gourd. To make it more interesting do little edits which makes big difference in your meal. let’s go into the recipe!


kundru/dondakaya/ivy gourd- 250 gms

Onion- 2

Tamarind pulp- 1/2 tsp

Garlic pods- 5 to 6

Red chilli powder- 1 tsp

Turmeric powder- 1/4 th tsp

salt to taste

cumin seeds- 1/4 tsp


chana dal – 1/2 tsp

urad dal- 1/2 tsp

mustard seeds- 1/4th tsp

red chillies whole- 2

oil – 2 tbsp

curry leaves- few


1.Use tender kundru. Do not use ripe ones.

2. Cook in low flame and stirr carefully.

3. cooking in clay pot enhance its flavours.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes


1.wash kundru/ivy gourd well. slit in to four .discard if there are any ripen. keep aside.

2. Grind onion, cumin and garlic in to a coarse paste.

Onion, garlic and cumin

3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a kadai add kundru, salt and turmeric powder. let it cook for 5 minutes in low flame. once they are semi cooked remove from kadai and keep aside.

4. In the same kadai add one moe tbsp of oil and add all seasoning spices. let it splutter.

5. Then add ground masala paste to it fry well in low flame till oil leaves the masala.

6. Now add kundru and cook well with masala. stirr carefully.
7.Add 1/2 cup water and tamarind paste. cook well.
8. Stirr carefully as they may tend to break. switch off flame and serve with hot rice and ghee.

6 thoughts on “kundru/ivy gourd/dondakaya curry

  1. So much delicious flavor and it looks quick to make…my kind of meal!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Yes.. quick to prepare and delicious flavours! Try dianes. You will like it.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Annavarapu ramlakshmi September 5, 2020 — 10:02 pm

    Dondakaya easy to prepare.
    It tastes good .

    Liked by 2 people

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