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Tinda bhurta imparts a typical Indian style of rich cooking with tindas or small gourds. The roasted tindas are stir fried with onion-tomato paste,khoya and peas. A rich and spicy tinda vegetable dish which goes well with roti or Paratha.
- Lightly roast the tindas on a low fire till you can feel the spots on them..then put them in cold water, peel and mash coarsely.
- Lightly brown the khoya in a dry pan.
- Make a paste of the onion.
- Heat the ghee and fry the onion paste and ginger to a golden brown colour.
- Put the tomatoes, spices and salt and cook till the ghee comes to the top.
- Add the peas and 1 cup of water.
- Cook over a low flame till the peas are almost cooked.
- Add the tindas and continue cooking till the peas are fully cooked.
- After this add the khoya and keep on stirring until it blends well with the gravy.
- Garnish with the coriander leaves and serve.
This recipe was contributed by sgambhir on 07 Jul 2001
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