Easy thondekai palya recipe explained with step by step pictures. Thondekai or thondekayi palya is prepared using ivy gourd, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, amchur powder and coconut. This is an easy and very tasty sabzi or stir fry recipe using tindora. You can serve this as an accompaniment with rice or chapathi.
Ivy gourd is familiar by different names like thondekayi or thondekai (kannada), Ivy gourd or gherkins (English), tindora (Hindi), dondakaya (Telugu), kovakka (Malayalam), kovakkai (Tamil), tendli or tondli (Marathi), manoli (tulu), kundru (Oria) and kundli (assamese).
Thondekayi or ivy gourd is a very tasty vegetable. It is very common and is very easily grown in Malnad and Karavali region of Karnataka. You can find 2 more Ivy gourd recipes on this website like thondekai majjige huli and thondekai masale palya.
You can find many palya or stir fry recipes on this website like sorekai or bottlegourd palya, bendekayi or ladies finger palya, bittergourd sweet curry, thondekai palya, Mixed vegetable palya, beans palya, badanekayi palya, Hagalakayi palya, Boodu kumbalakai or ash gourd palya and north karnataka special zunka vadi recipes.
If you are looking for more Karnataka style curry and stir fry recipes then do visit our curries-dry veggies section.
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 20 min
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