BM #71 Week 2 Day 3 -
For Day 3, here is a no-nonsense type of a vegetable fry which my kids love to have with dal / rasam. Lot of people have a preference regarding the of the shape tindora/dondakaya is chopped in.
I have grown up eating this fry which was chopped in thin circles. Of course, it is a laborious and time taking process to finely chop them. But with some modern gadgets, I chop them finely for my husband and have dispensed with the circular cut of dondakaya. The kids love this lengthwise cut of the vegetable.
I have already posted another version of Tindora Fry with onions in it. Here is the No onion-no garlic version. I made this as part of a thali meal which I shall feature next week.
Tindora / Dondakaya , washed and chopped lengthwise about 1/2 lb [I used the frozen variety thawed on the counter for an hour]
Salt, Turmeric and Red Chili powder as needed
Coconut powder 1 tsp
Oil 1 Tbsp
* If I forget to thaw the frozen packet I just pop it into the MW for a couple minutes or put the packet in hot water for 10 minutes.
Method Of Preparation -
In a heated pan, add oil and the chopped tindora.
Fry for a few minutes while mixing gently. Sprinkle turmeric and gently mix or toss. [It typically takes about 15-20 minutes.]
When the vegetable turns a shade of brown and appears cooked through, sprinkle salt, red chili powder and coconut powder.
Serve warm with a side of rice and dal/sambar/rasam.
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Preparation Time 20 minutes