Tondli Bhaat / Tindora Rice

Tondli, the  tender and bright green veggie is also known as Tendli , Tindora or Ivy Gourd . Be it the Tendli fry , Masala Tendli or the authentic Tondli Bhat , this cute looking veggie is simply delicious. 
Tondli Bhat or Tindora Rice is a refreshing rice recipe which is not only a full nutritious meal but also a quick one. This recipe is quite common in most of the Maharashtrian households. 

Here's the recipe:

Ingredients :
  • 250 gms fresh and tender Tondli /Tindore-washed and chopped lengthwise
  • 2 cups Basmati Rice -washed
  • 1 medium sized Onion -chopped
  • 4-5 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger paste
  • 2 tablespoon dry grated Coconut
  • 1 tablespoon Garam Masala
  • 1 tablespoon Green Chilly Paste
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Asafoetida powder
  • Salt and Chilly Powder to taste
  • Chopped Coriander
  • 2 tablespoon Oil
Preparation Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 15 min

Serves: 4


  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in  a skillet and fry chopped onions, garlic cloves, garlic paste and grated coconut till they become light brown.Let it cool down then blend the ingredients into a coarse paste . Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a cooker. Add asafoetida and cumin seeds.
  • Add the chopped tondli and stir fry till they become bit tender.
  • Add the coarse onion paste and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add turmeric powder, coriander powder ,chilly powder and rice. 
  • Add approx. 3 cups water. Add salt and mix well. Increase or decrease the quantity of water depending on the quality of rice. 
  • Pressure cook with 2 whistles .
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and dry coconut.
  • Serve hot with raita .
You can also add fresh green peas or sprouts to enhance the nutritive value. It is also a good option for the lunch box menu if you have a fussy kid :-)) 
So try it today and do revert with your feedback and suggestions !


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