14 May 2014

Stuffed / Bharwan Tinde

My mother in law, whenever i visit her she often prepares this for me as i am very fond of tindas but i never tried. Yesterday when i went to market my husband saw and told me to buy this. I bought and asked my MIL for its recipe..unfortunately the recipe which she told me was lacking few spices and other ingredients too, though it tastes really good.. but i  thought to give my own little twist and believe me i was veryyy happy with the results..my husband loved more than me and told to prepare the same way every time i prepare tindas.. And  i, was on 9th cloud..:) so here is its recipe.


Tindas (Round Bottle Gourd)


6 tindas about 300-350 gms

For stuffing
2 tsp coriander powder
11/2 tsp cumin powder
11/2 tsp fennel powder
1 tsp dry mango powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilly powder
1/2 tsp dry ginger powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp black salt
1/2 tsp Kitchen King Masala (optional- I used this)
Pinch of asafoetida powder
And Salt to taste

For seasoning
1 large chopped onoin
1 medium tomato chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil or mustard oil (or any vegetable oil of your choice)

For Garnishing
2-3 tbsp of fresh chopped coriander leaves

  • Wash all tindas with water and peel its outer skin as it is little tender.
  • Make a criss & cross pattern on it. And keep it aside.

  • Mix all the dry spices listed above under For stuffing..
  • Fill this in tindas and still you ll see few amount of filling will left. Do not throw this, later it will be used while seasoning. 

  • In a pan heat oil and add cumin seeds, after it splutters stir fry filled tindas in it on low flame and with the lid covered for about 15-20 minutes or until cooked and soft. 

  • Open the lid in between and stir in between so that it cooks evenly from all the sides.

  • Once cooked season it with chopped onions, tomatoes and the left out dry spice filling. Mix all slowly.

  • Cook further on same low flame for about 6-7 minutes more with the lid covered.
  • Open the lid than after, and mix all nicely now. Make sure tomatoes and onions are cooked and soft.
  • Turn the flame off and garnish with Fresh chopped coriander leaves and serve with roti.

Serves: 4
Total time: 30 minutes

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