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Tindora Chutney/ Dondakaya chutney

Tindora is most popular Indian vegetable, positively and negatively. Yes, some people like my dad love it a lot and people like me hate it a lot. This chutney makes the Tindora haters to love it and Tindora lovers will love it more.

Tindora-20 in number
Tamarind-1/2 lemon size
salt to taste
Green chili-10 in number or to taste
cumin seeds-1tbsp
Garlic coves-4

For tempering
Urad dal (Minapa pappu)-1/2tbsp
Chana dal (Chanaga pappu)-1/2tbsp
red chili-2
cumin seeds-1/2tbsp

Heat 2tbsp of oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. When the cumin seeds start splattering add garlic cloves, tamarind, green chili, Tindora and mix well. Cook all these ingredients in a medium heat by closing the pan with a lid. When the tindora are slight tender, add salt and turmeric and cook till they become tender but not mushy. Finally turn off the stove and allow the mixture to cool and grind it.
Tempering adds more taste to chutney, for tempering heat 2tbsp of oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and when they begin to splatter add chana dal, urad dal and red chili and saute till they turn slight brown. Finally add this tempering to the chutney and enjoy this with hot steamed rice or any dosa/upma.

Hope you like my recipe, please post your comments below, I love reading your comments and getting back to you! Thank you :)


  1. Very healthy chutney looks delicious!!!

  2. we do this quiet often at home..well done dear

  3. Happy new year wishes to you and your family.Fingerlicking chutney.

  4. Very healthy and tasty chutney

  5. Never knew about it. Tindora chutney looks fabulous dear.

  6. nice to learn a new chutney here...

  7. nice to learn a new chutney here...

  8. Nice chutney, I Like chutney very much. Must try once...

  9. Nice idea. Innovative chutney Deepthi.

  10. This chutney is new to me,looks yum

  11. That is so so so innovative. Who would have thought of using tindora for chutney

  12. Thank you all for your wonderful comments!!!! BTW I wish, I would have invented it but many people knew this before!!!! I just tried it for first time!!!! I hope you like it!!!

    It is a good recipe for leftover tindora!!!!


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