Tindora bateta nu masala shaak

(Ivy Gourd potato curry in spice-mixture)


  • 750g tindora (Ivy Gourd)
  • 1 large or 2 medium size potatoes
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp asafetida
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

For masalo (spice-mix)

  • 1/4 tsp asafetida
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 3 tbsp coriander powder
  • 3 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup gathia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganthiya) crushed into powder
  • 3 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar


1. Mix all the masalo ingredients in a bowl and put aside

2. Wash tindora, trim the ends and cut each into 3-4 pieces

3. Wash and skin the potato(es) and cut into roughly the same size as tindora pieces

4. Put a large pan on medium heat and add 2 tbsp oil

5. When the oil is medium-hot, add asafetida and swirl the oil for a couple of seconds

6. Add tindora, 1 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp baking soda and mix well

7. Add 1/4 cup water, cover and partially cook tindora for about 4-5 minutes till they become a bit soft

8. Scatter half of the masalo on top of the tindora

9. Add the cut potatoes above the masalo layer

10. Scatter the remaining half of the masalo on top of the potato layer

11. If necessary, add 2-3 tbsp water, cover and cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes
12. Gently fold the masalo into the vegetables and check to make sure the tindora and potatoes are cooked to desired softness
13. Turn off the heat, cover and let it sit for 5-10 minutes

14. Serve hot with chapati / phulka roti

Serves: 5-6

Inspiration source:

Family recipe!

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