Thondekai palya or ivy gourd stir fry recipe explained with step by step pictures. Thondekai or tindora fry is prepared using ivy gourd, coconut, red chili and mustard seeds. Thondekai palya or tendli sabzi goes very well with rice or chapathi. This type of palya or stir fry is prepared across Malnad and Karavali region of Karnataka.
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). You can find two more Ivy gourd thondekai recipes on this website like thondekai palya and thondekai majjige huli recipes.
Thondekai or Ivy gourd is a very tasty vegetable and you can prepare many recipes using it. This vegetable is also known for its anti-oxidant content. It protects the nervous sysytem and promotes the metabolism in the body.
You can find many palya or stir fry recipes on this website like sorekai 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.
Or if you are looking for more Karnataka style curry recipes then do visit our curries section. I have made a quick video using the photos. I have embedded it below for your easy reference.
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 20 min
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