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 asTindora Nu Shaak 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

Tindora Nu Shaak and Rotis



  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.

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