Sauteed Ivy Gourd in Peppers ( Thendli Jeere-Miri)

Ivy Gourd (Kovakka/Tindora) is a vegetable which grows abundantly in tropical places. It is also known as Little Gourd, Thondekai, Gentleman’s Toes and so on. Here is a quick recipe using Ivy Gourd


coccinia-grandis-ivy-gourd-tindola-seedsTindora/Ivy Gourd – 1/2 kgs
Coriander leaves – one bunch
Green chillies – 2
Ginger – 1″ piece
Garlic – 2 pods
Tomato – one (big)
Big onion – 1 + 1
Cumin seeds (Jeera) – 1 tbsp
Peppercorns – 7
Jaggery – 2 marble size
Curry leaves
Ghee – 2 tsp
Coconut oil – 2 tsp
Salt as required


  • IMG_20160719_123236clean Tindora/Ivy Gourd and crush them such that there are small openings on them, keep aside.
  • grind together coriander leaves, green chillies, garlic, ginger, onion and Tomato with little water. Keep aside.
  • In a pressure cooker, heat ghee & oil. Add thinly chopped onions & fry till golden brown.
  • Add curry leaves and fry a little.
  • Now, add the ground Masala & fry till oil separates.
  • Now add crushed tindora/ Ivy Gourd, check the consistency of the gravy. If needed, add little water.
  • Add salt & Jaggery.
  • Cover the pressure cooker lid & cook till 3 whistles.
  • ‘Tindora /Ivy Gourd in peppers’ is now ready to serve!
  • This gravy goes well with rice & rotis.

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