Thondekai palya or tendli fry recipe

thondekai palya

Tindora or thondekai stir fried with grated coconut and spices.

Ingredients

  • Thondekai/Tindora - 500 gms
  • Oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Groundnuts - 1/4 cup
  • Whole red chillies - 4 nos
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar - 2 teaspoons
  • Lemon juice - 2 teaspoons

Method

Step 1

HOW TO MAKE THONDEKAI PALYA OR TENDLI FRY Wash and cut the vegetable into thin round slices. Pressure cook them without any water upto 2 whistles.

Step 2

Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds. Once it stops spluttering, add cumin seeds and stir fry for a minute.

Step 3

Add ground nuts, red chillies and stir till groundnuts turn light brown.

Step 4

Add the thondekai pieces, salt, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and cook on a low flame for 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 5

Add sugar, grated coconut and mix well. Remove from heat.

Step 6

Sprinkle lemon juice and serve thondekai palya hot with rice or rotis.

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