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May 26, 2010

Gutti Dondakaya Koora (Stuffed Ivy Gourd) (Dry Curry)

I guess most of us like dondakaya/Ivy gourd/tindora. I previously blogged about a chutney recipe made with this veggie. This is a dry kind of curry stuffed with home-made Curry Powder (Koora Podi). This is the simplest curry with limited ingredients and can be done within a short period of time.

It can also be stuffed with onion masala (onions and chili powder ground together). It equally tastes good. There is also gravy kind of curry made with ivy gourd. I shall blog about it in future.


  • Ivy Gourds (As many as you want) (I took 12 which served 2)
  • Curry Powder as needed for stuffing (Click on the Curry Powder to read the recipe for it) (I always make curry powder ahead and store in an airtight bottle for use with curries)
  • Oil – 1 or 2 tbsp or as needed for the curry
  • Salt


Wash and remove the edges of ivy gourd. Then make slits lengthwise just like in the picture. Stuff them with curry powder and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and place these stuffed ivy gourds. Sprinkle some salt on top. As curry powder already contains salt be careful when sprinkling the extra salt. Or else the curry would become too salty.

Cover and leave the curry on med-low flame for some time until the ivy gourds change color and appear to be cooked. Stir them in between.

When you feel that they are cooked well, turn off the flame and transfer the curry to a serving bowl.

Enjoy this delicious stuffed ivy gourd curry with steaming hot rice.


Ann said... [Reply]

Wow.. looks fab, this is my fave veg, we call this Thenli. Love your stuffing idea, I sue want to try this.

Unknown said... [Reply]

I am surely making this variety soon. Love it, bookmarking the recipe :)

Raks said... [Reply]

Looks so delicious! I would love to taste it!

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

Wow! Looks spicy and hot!

jayasree said... [Reply]

Never tried stuffing these. Its always stir fry. Yours have fried well and looks tempting.

Unknown said... [Reply]

neve rthought of stuffing them..sounds good..

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Delicious and beautiful stuffed ivy gourd..

Pavithra Srihari said... [Reply]

i dunno why but i love anything that is stuffed .. this looks too good da

Finla said... [Reply]

Last time i had this was hen i visited my sis and this looks so so yummy.

FH said... [Reply]

LOVE Tendli, don't get them to often to buy but when I do, must try this recipe. Looks yummy.

Uma said... [Reply]

Hi Uma,
this ivy gourd fry looks too good.. never used curry powder with it.. sure a hit..
the chutney is a creative one..

Preeti Kashyap said... [Reply]

These look perfect! I love the stuff stir fry. yumm!

divya said... [Reply]

Wow! Looks spicy and hot!

Urmi said... [Reply]

Stuffed ivy gourd looks delicious and mouth watering. Nice and interesting recipe.

AJ said... [Reply]

Excellent recipe!! The tindora look delicious.

Hamsi said... [Reply]

I have been using ivy gourd for tangy curry and ordinary poriyal. This is awesome. Thanx dear.

Shanthi Krishnakumar said... [Reply]

Stuffing the curry sounds interesting

Jayashree said... [Reply]

Wow....this looks wonderful.I've never eaten these in any from other than the usual stir fry.

PS said... [Reply]

wow, delicious curry, thanks for the clear pics..

Unknown said... [Reply]

Havent tried stuffing tindora. Looks delicious Uma.

Malar Gandhi said... [Reply]

Love gutti dondakaya..very fulfilling recipe,

Sushma Mallya said... [Reply]

Looks delicious, new to me but a good one...

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