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

Recipe Notes

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

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