Masala Tinda

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This quick and easy vegetable is made using round gourds called tinda tossed with dry spices. Tindas are available for only a short period of time in the year during the monsoons months. Tindas that have a smooth skin are much better to eat than the ones that have a rough fibrous surface.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 2 servings
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  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the round gourd, turmeric powder and ¼ cup of water and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook on a slow flame for 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the chilli powder, coriander powder, dried mango powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve immediately.

RECIPE SOURCE : Rajasthani CookbookBuy this cookbook
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Masala Tinda
 on 06 Sep 14 12:59 PM

A perfect rajasthani dish! Spicy masaledaar baby pumpkin tastes really good. Never thought tinda could actually taste so good.
Masala Tinda
 on 22 Mar 13 02:44 PM

Yummy tinda.
Masala Tinda
 on 31 May 12 12:36 PM

From not knowing what Tinda is and having a dislike, i made this vegetable and just love it. It's a dry healthy semi spiced awesome vegetable.