KUNDROO/TINDORA FRY/ KOVAKKA FRY

1Simple is beautiful. Do you realize how we as a generation is moving back to where we came from. Take fashion for instance. Saree is the ‘in’ thing now. Accessories like ‘jumka’ is the ‘in’ thing now. Flat sandals are the ‘in’ thing now. Take food industry. People are customizing the authentic/ original recipes and giving it a twist without loosing the main essence. People are going back to simple living. People are buying cars but to avoid traffic people avail metros or buses or car pool. People are not interested in big houses instead want a cozy and warm home. I think this is a good change. Materialistic happiness does not last long, don’t you think?

Today’s recipe is also a very simple recipe. It is made from a very simple ingredient. In north we call it as ‘Kundroo’. It is also known as ‘Tindoora’ or ‘Coccinia’. We used to have this plant in almost every home that is interested in kitchen gardening. It does not have much maintenance. It has medicinal value and is rich in beta-carotene.

This recipe is usually a part of a lunch meal.

INGREDIENTS:

Tindora – 1 cup

Pepper Powder – 1 tsp

Oil – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Wash and wipe the tindora dry.
  2. Slit it lengthwise.
  3. In a non-stick pan, heat oil.
  4. Once hot, add the tindora.
  5. Saute on high heat for a minute.
  6. Add 2 tblspn water, close and cook on low flame.
  7. Once it is cooked add pepper powder and salt and mix well.
  8. Continue sauteing for 2 more minutes.

Serve with rice. 2

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