Tindora in Lemon grass, Coriander and Coconut milk (Spices free)

Tindoraa in Coriander gravy

Tindora/Ivy gourd is cooked in the fantastic paste made with fresh coriander and Cocconut milk. Haven’t used any spices in this recipe just added green chilli for the spice and this can be enjoyed as a side dish with Rice or Roti .

Health Benefits:
Ivy gourd is used in ayurvedic medicine and Asian cuisine in a very similar to that of bitter melon. It is also rich in beta-carotene, vitamin A , additionally it is regarded as an excellent source of protein and fiber.
Coriander is essential herb that is added a lot of indian dishes and also used for garnishing. Apart from its sweet,tangy and slightly citrus flavour.

Serves: 3-4
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Preparation time: 15 minutes

• Tindora/ivy gourd-3 cups
• Chopped tomato-1 num
• Coconut milk – 1 cup
• Oil-1 tsp
• Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
• Salt- as per taste

For gravy:
• Roughly Chopped onion-1 num
• Lemon grass – 1 stalk
• Chopped Coriander-1/2cup
• Sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
• Green chilli-5-6 (depending on the spice)
• Roasted peanuts-2tbsp

• Combine Lemon grass, Coriander, Onion, Roasted peanuts, Sesame seeds, Chilli in the mixer/blender jar and blend it to the smooth paste and set aside.
• Discard two ends of the tindora and slice them lengthwise into four.
• heat oil in the pan add Cumin seeds as it splutters add tomato and ivy gourd/tindora and saute for 8-10 minutes or until tender
• Add ground paste, Coconut milk, Salt and bring it to boil and simmer for 8-10 minutes/until the Tindora is tender and coated well with the gravy. (Add Water as per desired consistency)
• Remove from the flame, serve hot as a side dish


• Spices can be included
• Any Milk of choice can be included
• Veggies like Peas, broadbeans can be included


About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on June 26, 2014, in Indian, Side dish and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. This sounds delicious and quite simple to make. Which veggies are beneficial for a Vit B12 deficiency.


  2. Reblogged this on Chitra's Healthy Kitchen and commented:

    Interesting recipe re-done with few variations…Enjoy with Rice or Roti…


  3. That is a vegetable I have never heard of or tasted. Does it taste like bitter melon? It really sounds good, interesting that you don’t use any spices in this dish. I love creamy stews. I love Korma’s at the restaurant I go to it’s delicious, I will have to search your site to see if you have a recipe for Korma.


  4. Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegro™.


  5. Is there a substitute for Tindora? I am not at all familiar with that vegetable here in Europe.


  6. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


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