Tondekayi Palya/Ivygourd

Ivygourd or Tondekayi tastes good in sambar, stirfried veggie, stuffed and also in yogurt.


You need the following to make this vegetable :

Tondekayi/Ivygourd : 20 (washed and cut into desired shape)
Fresh wet coconut : 2 tbsp (grated)
Green Chillies OR Red Chillies : 3 (adjust acc to your taste)
Cumin : 5-10 seeds
Oil -1 tsp
mustard : few seeds
urad dal : few seeds (split deskinned urad dal)
curry leaves- 2-3
coriander leaves : 1 tbsp (chopped)

Microwave ivygourd with little salt and water till they soft. Pressure cook or cooking it over stove top can also be done if you don't wish to microwave.
Coarse grind coconut, chilli (roast dry red chilli if you are using it), cumin and salt.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard and let it pop. Add urad dal and saute till it turns red.
Add coarse paste of coconut mixture and sautee for 30 sec, add cooked and drained Ivygourd pieces.
Stir to mix the contents. When the vegetable mixture is warm, remove the pan from stove and garnish it with coriander.
Serve hot as a side dish with rice and dal or with sambar. Goes well with curd rice :)


sowmya's creative saga said...

curry with ivygourd looks so yumm..i have never tried adding coconut to this..sounds good..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I used to have a lotta Ivygourd when I was in HYD... This palya looks just the once made there... Inviting!!!

Prathibha said...

Yummy Palya..even i prepare this at home..:)

rekhas kitchen said...

yum yum one of my favorite vegetable looks so delicious.

FoodTravelDiva said...

Interesting recipe. This dish is new to me but it does look delicious. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing! If you don't mind, I'd love to direct Foodista readers to your blog. Just add your choice of widget to this post and you're all set!

Cham said...

Delicious and simple ur palya.

Priti said...

Looks gud ...we rarely make ivygourd but this pic is tempting me to try :)

Parita said...

we call it tindora..prepare it in similar way..yum yum

Sukanya said...

The Ivygourd palya looks so inviting.Iam going to try this version for sure.

Shreya said...

i made this today, really love this vegetable, features once a wk at home:-)