Thondekayi Kadalebele Palya

Thondekayi (Tindora in Hindi, Ivygourd in English) is a favorite vegetable at home. The combination of thondekayi and kadalebele(chanadal in hindi) turned out delicious.

You need :
Thondekayi/Tindora/Ivy Gourd : 200g (washed and chopped into rounds or any shape. )
Kadalebele/Chanadal : 1 fistful (soaked for atleast half an hour)
Palyada Pudi : 1 tsp + a big pinch
Saarina Pudi : 1/4 tsp (Click on it for the recipe or use any sambar pudi)
Tamarind Juice ~ 3/4 -1 tbsp
Jaggery : 1/2 tbsp
Salt

Seasoning ; Oil, hingu/hing, mustard seeds, dry red chillies, curry leaves, urad dal

Palyada Pudi recipe is from the cook book 'Cooking with Pedatha':
Kadalebele/Chanadal/Bengalgram : 1cup (dry roasted)
Uddinabele/Uraddal/split balck gram (husked): 1cup (dry roasted)
Dry Coconut: 1/2 tbsp (dry roasted)

Dry Red Chillies : 1cup (stalks removed) (toasted in a drop of oil)
Curry Leaves : leaves from 2 lines (toasted in a drop of oil)
Asafoetida : 1/2 tsp

When all the ingredients cool down, powder it and store it in a airtight container. You can use it for your choice of vegetable curries.

1.Add 100ml of water to thondekayi pieces and kadalebele. Pressure cook thondekayi and chanadal for 1 whistle or 2 till thondekayi is tender and chanadal is cooked.
2.Heat oil in a pan and add seasoning ingredients in the order. Let mustard pop before you add chillies and let urad dal turn red before you add cooked thondekayi.
3.Add cooked thondekayi and dal along with the water which was added to it for cooking.
4.Add tamarind juice, jaggery, salt, palyada pudi and sarina pudi and bring it to boil. Check the curry and adjust the flavors as needed. Serve hot with chapathi or rice.

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32 comments:

Kashi's Creations said...

Hey! I made kadalebele and cabbage palya this morning for chapathi. I usually put hesarubele, I did not have hesarubele today and 5am was too sleepy to think of anything else. So just dumped some kadalebele into the noraml palya. It was Ok.

Anu

Mangala Bhat said...

Hey Nice ..lloks mouthwatering dear ..One of my fav! i was searching for this recipe evrywhere ..Thanks soooo much dearie ..Congrats and Thanks for sharing it with me :)

Priti said...

U knw I never made this though I like...your recipe looks very tempting...and nice reading your meme...so many sweets u like? The qn should be wht sweets u dnt like :P

Smitha said...

Super agi kanta ide ri palya.. Nam maneli bari thondekayi palya matra madtare, so do I. But Kadalebele haki try madbeku...

The tag is also nice.. Nim bagge innu swalpa tilikonde ansutte..Thanks for tagging me along :)

Smi said...

Rule No 33: I would like to visit your house and gobble the Holige :)

Sireesha said...

Curry looks very very delicious...Nice to know bout u...

Vaishali said...

I love tondekayi-- we call it tondli or tendli in Marathi. I've never had it this way before, with jaggery and tamarind. Sounds delicious.

kittymatti said...

very interesting Lakshmi. Never tried adding sarina podi so far will try it next time I make thondaka

Nice reading about u and Congrats dear..

jayasri said...

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Uma said...

mmm. yummy curry! looks sooo tempting. nice tag :)

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Kovekkai looks very pleasant. Here in nearby shops I just get very few veggies everyday. And kovekkai is one among them. Trying all different kinds of recipes for kovekkai. will definetly try this.

Pavithra said...

Yummy curry... looks mouthwatering and tempting...

veda murthy said...

hey LG,

nice palya...love tondekayi! and also was good to know more about u....u r a true mysore girl alva!

Veds

shanthi said...

Nice palya and congrats on the award

Vani said...

I love all palyas and with saarina pudi would be swarga! :)

Nags said...

its been a while since i cooked this veg!

sowmya said...

nice recipe..and i liked the payada pudi masala..could be used for various other veges too..

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Sush said...

Simple palya that tastes equally good with rice, chapathi or dosa :)
I use kadalekalu with this thondekayi & it tastes great.
Shall try with kadalebele sometimes.

Sush said...

marethe nodi.., congrats for your awards & thanks for thinking of me :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Mouthwatering,wud love to eat with roti!!

LG said...

@ Ram,

Thanks for the suggestion, I have installed the widget :)

YOSEE said...

Gokulashtami Subhashayagalu..... Tondekai,besides being tasty, has also been declared as very healthy for diabetics. This combo. with channa is very interesting.

rekhas kitchen said...

nice combination channadal and thondekayi so mouthwatering and nice to know about you and congrats dear.

Priya said...

Such a delicious and mouthwatering palya LG!

notyet100 said...

nice knowin more of u,...:-)kudrum sabji looks yum,..:-)i am slowly tryin to catch up wid bloggin,..

Rekha said...

Looks delicous laksmi, nice to knwo more about you through the tags.

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roma said...

Yummy! reminds me of the Thondekai sabzi we eat on Ugadi.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow....that's a delectable combo....looks extremely yum...nice to read about u....