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 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 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ vw


  4. I have never tried this combination Chitra.. looks wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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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