Tondli Chi Bhaji (Maharashtrian Tendli Sabzi)

Tondli chi bhaji recipe – a dry vegetable dish aka sabzi made from Ivy gourd. It is flavored with goda masala aka special maharashtrian spice blend.

Tondli chi bhaji served in a white bowl.

Ivy gourd is known as tondli in marathi language. It is also called tendli, tindora, kundru in other languages. This is the vegetable that I cook with very often. So I have already shared tindora recipe . And today I am sharing Maharashtrian style tendli sabzi aka tondlichi bhaji.

This is healthy dish that you can make it on daily basis. I usually pack the sabzi in hubby’s lunch box with roti and sliced onion-cucumber on side.

For making this sabzi, goda masala used. I have used homemade goda masala. But you can use store bought as well. In absence of goda masala, you can use garam masala as well. But you will definitely miss the flavors.

Check out other Maharashtrian recipes
Amti dal  //  Batatyachi bhaji  //  Bharli bhendi  //  Misal pav

Step By Step Photo Instructions:

1) Wash the tindora very well under running cold water. Let the excess water drain out.

2) Cut the head and tail (top and bottom part) and discard it. Then slice it into discs.

Collage of 2 images showing tendli in a colander and sliced.

3) Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add mustard seeds. Let them pop.

4) Then add turmeric powder and hing.

Collage of 2 images showing tempering on mustard seeds and adding turmeric and hing.

5) Immediately add prepared tondli.

6) Mix well.

Collage of 2 images showing adding and mixing sliced tondli.

7) Add salt and red chili powder.

8) Mix very well, so all the oil and spices coated to the ivy gourd.

Collage of 2 images showing adding and mixing salt and chili powder.

9) Cover it with the lid. Lid should have slight high edge on the side or rim. Pour glassful of water on it. and let it cook. As the water heats up, it creates the steam inside the pan. And tondli will get cook into that steam.

10) Cook till they are soft and tender. Do stir once in the middle.

Collage of 2 images showing cooking with covered and cooked tondli.

11) Then add goda masala.

12) Stir well and cook for a minute. Then turn off the stove.

Collage of 2 images showing adding goda masala and mixed.

13) Lastly add grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves.

14) Mix well and it is ready to serve.

Collage of 2 images showing adding and mixing coconut and cilantro.

If not serving right away then keep it covered, so it stays warm.

Serving suggestions: Serve tondlichi bhaji with roti or paratha. It can be served as a side dish with dal and rice.

Tondli chi bhaji served in a bowl.

Did you try this tondli chi bhaji recipe? I’d love to hear about it! Leave a review in the comment section below.

Tondli Chi Bhaji (Maharashtrian Tendli Sabzi)

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Tondli chi bhaji recipe | Maharashtrian style tendli sabzi
Tondli chi bhaji recipe – a dry vegetable dish aka sabzi made from Ivy gourd. It is flavored with goda masala aka special maharashtrian spice blend.
Kanan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Serving Size 2

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)

Ingredients

  • 250 grams or 2 cups Tondli (tindora or tendli or ivy gourd ), cut into discs
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • a pinch Hing (Asafoetida)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon Goda masala
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut, (fresh or frozen), grated
  • 1 tablespoon Cilantro or coriander leaves, finely chopped

Instructions

  • Wash the tindora very well under running cold water. Let the excess water drain out.
  • Cut the head and tail (top and bottom part) and discard it.
  • Then slice it into discs.
  • Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add mustard seeds. Let them pop.
  • Then add turmeric powder and hing.
  • Immediately add prepared tondli. Mix well.
  • Add salt and red chili powder. Mix very well, so all the oil and spices coated to the ivy gourd.
  • Cover it with the lid. Lid should have slight high edge on the side or rim. Pour glassful of water on it. and let it cook.
  • As the water heats up, it creates the steam inside the pan. And tondli will get cook into that steam.
  • Cook till they are soft and tender. Do stir once in the middle.
  • Then add goda masala. Stir well and cook for a minute.
  • Then turn off the stove.
  • Lastly add grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves, mix.

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal (8%) | Carbohydrates: 8.5g (3%) | Protein: 1.9g (4%) | Fat: 14.1g (22%) | Saturated Fat: 1.9g (10%) | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 618mg (26%) | Potassium: 257mg (7%) | Fiber: 3.8g (15%) | Sugar: 4.1g (5%)

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