Bharwan Tendli

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Total Time:
30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stir-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 250 gms. tendli / ivy gourds
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp. oil
  • A few chopped coriander for garnishing
  • For the stuffing:
  • 2 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tsp. red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. mango powder
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp. garam masala
  • Salt as required

How to Make Bharwan Tendli

  • Mix all the spice powders with salt and keep aside.
  • Wash and wipe the tendli / ivy gourds.
  • Slit the tendli / gourds vertically into four without breaking them.
  • Stuff the dry masala filling in the tendli.
  • In a kadhai or wok, heat oil.
  • Add cumin and let them splutter.
  • Once they begin to splutter, add the stuffed tendli / ivy gourds.
  • Leftover masala filling can be sprinkled over the tendli.
  • Add 2-3 tbsp. water. Cover the kadhai and let the tendli cook till they are done.
  • Garnish Bharwan Tendli with coriander leaves. Serve hot with phulkas or rotis.