Tindora-eggplant Sabzi: (no onion no garlic)

Aubergine Capsicum 2

Hello, here is a spicy flavorful bowl fresh home ground Spiced Eggplant- Tindora Curry.

This curry is full of flavour and a lovely combination of spices to get your belly growling. It may seem a lot of ingredients but most of them are spices. If you don’t have the list of spices I have mentioned you can always substitute them with your two to three teaspoons of your favourite curry powder for a more simplified version.

Yields-2-3 servings
Preparation time-15 minutes
Cooking time-20 minutes


  • Slcied Tindora/Tendli/Ivy gourd- 2 cups
  • Diced Eggplant-4 (Small)
  • Diced bell peppers/capsicum-1 medium
  • Oil-2 tsp
  • Curry leaves-2 sprigs
  • Cumin seeds-1 tsp
  • Turmeric-1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice-to taste
  • Salt- to taste

For the spice powder:

  • Roasted dalia split/pappu- a handful
  • Coriander seeds-2tsp
  • Fennel seeds-1tsp
  • Clove-3pods
  • Cinnamon-1inch stick
  • Bay leaf-1
  • Red chillies-3-4 (adjust as per the spice)
  • curry leaves-8-10

For garnishing:

  • Chopped cilantro/coriander


  • In a pan dry roast coriander seeds, fennel seeds, clove, cinnamon, bay leaf red chillies. Curry leaves for 2-3minutes on a medium low flame.
  • When it cools transfer to the blender/food processor along with roasted dalia split and blend to a fine powder and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan- add cumin seeds, as it crackles add the curry leaves, turmeric and saute for few seconds.
  • Add the tindora and saute for 2-3 minutes.

Aubergine Capsicum 3

  • Now add brinjal, capsicum/bell peppers mix well and cook for 4-5minutes or until the veggies are tender crisp.
  • Then add salt, ground masala powder mix gently and continue to cook for few more minutes until the veggie coats well with the spice powder.
  • Once done- turn off the flame, garnish with fresh coriander.
  • Serve hot

Oats and Semolina Roti:

Semolina Oats2

Oats and whole wheat Naan:

Naan final

Mint Kulcha:

Mint Kulcha final

Millet flour stuffed Paratha:

Ragi stuffed9


Spices can be personalised as per the taste.


About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on June 23, 2015, in Indian, Side dish and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. I’ve never had tindora before but have seen it in the supermarkets. Next time I will buy some and try your recipe. It sure looks delicious :).

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  2. colorful, flavorful and yummy combo

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  3. your stuff always looks good and I just know if I try it, my neighbors will call the fire department. Thanks for motivating my cook gene. πŸ™‚ vw


  4. I have never tried this combination Chitra.. looks wonderful πŸ™‚

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  5. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  6. This looks really good Chitra – I learn about so many new Indian ingredients from you. This time roasted dalia split/pappu – I will be off to the internet to look it up πŸ™‚

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    • Thank a lot Aunt juju- your lovely and encouraging words means a lot to me, feel blessed and boasted. … daria split it’s roasted split chickpeas which are used in chutneys. … hope this helps. ..


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