Recipe: Tinda (Indian round gourd) curry

Soups with aromatic herbs
July 27, 2010

I wasn't sure I will manage to grow the tinda (Indian round gourd) because I had never cultivated any kind of squash or zucchini before that.
However, I sowed it, transplant the plant, and then gently move his vines as they grew: that's all!

Tinda on the roof
I called it tinda on a hot roof: the first gourd is ready to be harvested.

TindaI chose an indian recipe for the first tinda. I used also a Banana Legs Tomato, because I liked the idea of using a yellow tomato in a recipe with turmeric, but you can use also a red tomato.

Tinda curry

Tinda curry

1 tinda
1 potato
1 tsp turmeric
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp coriander, ground
1 cm ginger
1 red chili
1 yellow (or red) tomato, peeled and cut into cubes

Peel potatoes, cut into strips and fry in vegetable oil with turmeric and garlic. Set aside.

TindaPeel the tinda.

TindaCut the tinda into 8 wedges and discard the seeds.
Fry the tinda in the flavored potatoes oil for ten minutes.
Add ginger and chopped chilli, coriander and the tomato.
Cook for another five minutes.

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Souper SundaysThis goes to Deb from Kahakai Kitchen who's hosting the weekly event Souper Sundays.
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Author: DebinHawaii (URL)

I have not seen the tinda before--so great that you grew it! Thanks for sending your curry to Souper Sundays. ;-)

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