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Tinda Masala Recipe

Tinda Masala
How to make Tinda Masala

About Tinda Masala Recipe: Tinda is a popular vegetable in India and other parts of South Asia. Also known as 'Indian squash', 'round melon' or 'apple gourd', Tinda is cooked into a delicious Indian curry, full of spicy and aromatic flavours. Tindsi in Rajasthan, or dhemese in Marathi, this vegetable has different names and variations in different regions and is a great lunch option in Indian homes. You can serve it with roti or paratha.

Ingredients in Tinda Masala Recipe: Stir-fried tinda tossed in oil and cooked with spices like red chilies, green chillies and garam masala. This masaledar tinda recipe is a quick and easy one, made under 30 minutes and goes well with any Indian bread.

  • Total Cook Time 35 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 25 mins
  • Recipe Servings6
  • Easy

Ingredients of Tinda Masala

  • 1/2 Kg Tinda (scraped and cut into 6-8 pieces lengthwise)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp Coriander (dhania) powder
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 2-3 Green chillies (slit)
  • 1 tbsp Coriander leaves (dhaniya), chopped

How to Make Tinda Masala

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1.
Heat the oil and add cumin seeds.
2.
When the seeds begin to splutter, add the green chillies and tinda, and stir-fry 2-3 times.
3.
Add coriander powder, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric, and the garam masala. Stir to mix well.
4.
Cover and cook over low heat, stirring a few times till cooked.
5.
Serve masaledar tindas hot garnished with coriander leaves.

Key Ingredients: Tinda (scraped and cut into 6-8 pieces lengthwise), Oil, Cumin seeds, Coriander (dhania) powder, Salt, Red chilli powder (lal mirch powder), Turmeric powder (haldi), Garam masala powder, Green chillies (slit), Coriander leaves (dhaniya)

Recipe Notes

Read about more Indian vegetable curries that you can cook for lunch.

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