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Tindora Nu Shaak

Since schools have reopened making easy lunch boxes is a challenge. Every day to think of snack and lunch is itself a task; now that I have decided to post pictures on Instagram. I thought might asIMG_20170614_170629_656 well keep sharing recipe so that it becomes easy to keep a track of what all I made plus learn some new variations.

Today I am sharing a simple recipe of Ivy Gourd Now many people don’t like this. I want kiddo to learn to eat all veggies, so what better way than packing in the lunch box. There are many ways of making this sabzi but today I have shared here the Gujarati Version, sweet and tangy.


Here goes the recipe:


Ivy Gourd(Tendli): 2 cups washed and chopped in roundels or sliced.

Oil: 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds: 1 tsp

Hing: a pinch

Jaggery: 1 tbsp (optional but recommended)

Coriander powder: 1 tsp

Red Chili powder: 1 tsp

Turmeric powder: 1 tsp

Curry Leaves: a spring

Salt to taste




  1. Chop the veggies in desired way round or sliced.
  2. Pressure cook for a whistle with 1-2 tbsp of water.
  3. Heat a pan, add oil, mustard seeds, hing, curry leaves and sauté well.
  4. Add the cooked Ivy gourd, spices, salt and jaggery and give a nice stir.
  5. Check for salt and sauté on a low flame till the spices coat the tendli and the jaggery melts.
  6. Serve hot with rotis / rice.


Hi This is my chance to introduce myself. I am Parvathi, the author/owner of this space. I blog here about recipes that are simple yet tasty. I try to improvise on recipes without compromising on taste. Cooking is my passion. Though I am not very perfect, I love the imperfections and as they say “there’s always scope of better”. I like to follow that. I believe there’s a story for each recipe and the way it is developed. Also creativity is the secret ingredient of cooking. My inspiration for cooking comes from my mom. As cliched as it sounds, for me she is the best cook. 🙂 Cooking for me is a stress buster. Hoping this space help you too whip some amazing dishes and earn praises from your loved ones. Gmail: Instagram: foodaterian Twitter:

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