Ivy Gourd Fry | Tindora fry | Kundru Fry (Step-by-step Recipe)

by Rachna
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Coccinia or Ivy Gourd is also known as tendli or Kundru in India. For me, ivy gourd has always been the poor cousin of parwal or pointed gourd. I never really liked the common stir fry that is made with this vegetable till I experimented with this recipe. Now, this is an ivy gourd recipe in Air fryer that is quite liked in my house even by the kids. It is made with very simple ingredients and does not require much slogging on the stove which always works for me.

This is my Air fryer kundru fry or tendli fry recipe:

Serves 4

Ingredients:

2 cups or 500 gm. ivy gourd (Buy the green ones slice them thin, that way it cooks faster)

For garnish

2 large tbsp. groundnuts roasted and coarsely pounded

For spice mix

2 tbsp. rice flour

2 tbsp. chickpea flour or besan

1 tsp. cayenne or chilli powder

1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

1/2 tsp. freshly pounded black pepper

1/2 tsp. garam masala powder

1/2 tsp. chaat masala

1/2 tsp. carrom seeds or ajwain

2 tsp. oil for cooking

salt to taste

Step-by-step Recipe to Prepare Kundru Fry:

Finely slice each ivy gourde. I cut each one into 8 segments. That way it cooks faster. Else, ivy gourd take a long time to cook.

For Air frying

Mix all the spices and flours of the spice mix and add them to the cut tendli pieces. Mix well.

Let it sit for 2-3 minutes.

Pre-heat Air fryer at 180 C or 360 F for 6 minutes. Brush air fryer basket with oil and also spray or brush tindora/tendli pieces with oil. Arrange in Air fryer basket and fry for 10 minutes. Shake once in the middle.

Now increase the temperature to 200 C or 390 F. Air fry further for 8-10 minutes till the tindora are crispy and done.

Serve after garnishing with crushed peanuts and serve hot as a side dish or a crispy snack. Your tindora fry is ready to serve.

For stove-top cooking

Heatt oil in a wok. Now add the chopped ivy gourd pieces. Cook for 10 minutes covered.

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Meanwhile, toast the peanuts. Pound them roughly in a mortar and pestle after roasting and keep aside.

Cover and cook the ivy gourd on a low flame till it well cooked yet slightly crunchy. It should not turn too mushy. This takes about 15 minutes. Now add in the salt, chilli powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder with carrom seeds and pounded peanuts and mix well.

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Mix well and serve hot with rotis. The peanuts add crunch and flavour to this spicy stir fry. Your ivy gourd recipe is ready.

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Ivy Gourd Fry | Tendli Fry | Kundru Fry

Rachna Parmar
This is a delicious ivy gourd recipe that is vegan as well as keto. Very nutritious and easy to make too. Try this tendli fry or kundru fry recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course dry vegetable, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 155 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups ivy gourd 500 g. finely sliced

For garnish

  • 2 tbsp. groundnuts roasted and coarsely pounded

For spice mix

  • 2 tbsp. rice flour
  • 2 tbsp. chickpea flour or besan
  • 1 tsp. cayenne or chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper freshly pounded
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp. chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp. carrom seeds or ajwain
  • 2 tsp. oil for cooking
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

For Air frying

  • Finely slice each ivy gourd into even juliennes. I cut each one into 8 segments. That way it cooks faster. 
  • Mix all the spices and flours of the spice mix and add them to the cut tendli pieces. Mix well.
  • Pre-heat Air fryer at 180 C or 360 F for 6 minutes. Brush air fryer basket with oil and also spray or brush tindora/tendli pieces with oil. Arrange in Air fryer basket and fry for 10 minutes. Shake once in the middle.
  • Now increase the temperature to 200 C or 390 F. Air fry further for 8-10 minutes till the tindora are crispy and done.
  • Your kundru fry or tendli fry is ready to serve. Enjoy with hot rotis, rice and dal.

For stove-top fry

  • Cut tindora into 8 pieces. Heat oil in a kadhai and add tindora to it. Cook covered for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, toast the peanuts. Pound them roughly in a mortar and pestle after roasting and keep aside.
  • Cover and cook the ivy gourd on a low flame till it well cooked yet slightly crunchy. It should not turn too mushy. This takes about 15 minutes. Now add in the salt, chilli powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder with carrom seeds and pounded peanuts and mix well.
  • Your tindora fry is ready to serve.

Notes

1 Choose ivy gourd that are green in colour.
2. You could also add 1 tsp. sesame seeds to the peanuts before powdering.
3. You can reduce chilli powder or pepper as per your taste.
4. Watch the time in the Air fryer. The tindora will crisp up more once taken out. Don’t wait for them to become too brown.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Ivy Gourd Fry | Tendli Fry | Kundru Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 256mg7%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 513IU10%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Fab -

This is one of those vegetables I’m not sure how to cook. This dish looks great with all those peanuts!!

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Rachna -

Yep, same here, Fab! I hope you like this recipe :-).

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Fab -

This is one of those vegetables I’m not sure how to cook. This dish looks great with all those peanuts!!

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Rachna -

Yep, same here, Fab! I hope you like this recipe :-).

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Dagny -

This is exactly how I make it too! 😀

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Rachna -

Wow, that is fabulous :-D.

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Dagny -

This is exactly how I make it too! 😀

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Rachna -

Wow, that is fabulous :-D.

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vivek pathak -

Congrats for making these non glamorous veggies real hot….:)

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Rachna -

Well thank you so much!

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Rachna -

Hey thanks, Vivek. 🙂

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vivek pathak -

Congrats for making these non glamorous veggies real hot….:)

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Rachna -

Well thank you so much!

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Rachna -

Hey thanks, Vivek. 🙂

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Ritu Lalit -

I tried this recipe today, loved it.

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Rachna -

Thanks Ritu. Glad to know that you liked the recipe. 🙂

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Ritu Lalit -

I tried this recipe today, loved it.

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Rachna -

Thanks Ritu. Glad to know that you liked the recipe. 🙂

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