Tindora Dal | Kundru Dal Recipe

Tindora Dal | Kundru Dal Recipe

It’s been so long I posted any dal recipe to think of it I hardly have any daal recipe in my blog it’s not that we don’t eat any dal or lentils infact that’s part of our diet everyday – day and night.  It’s just that I think everyone knows how to make a dal that I don’t post it  Ivy Gourd/Tindora or Kundru was introduced to me by DH, in our home we never made any thing related to kundru, we are more of patal bhaji people. 

kundru ivy gourd moong dal recipe easy and quick
Kundru is still makes rare appearance at home simply cause it’s difficult to find good, fresh kundru in Singapore and when it does I end up making simple stir fry along with some plain dal.  This time for a change I made this tindora dal and loved it.  It goes well with steamed rice, you don’t really have to make any side dish along with it or a simple and quick potato fry goes well too. 

Kundru ivy gourd with moong dal recipe easy

Other Ivy Gourd recipe – Tindora Masala

Split Green Gram/Moong Dal/Pilli Dal– 1/2 cup
Chopped Tindora/Ivy Gourd/Kundru – 1 Cup
Onion – 1 [large]
Tomato – 1 [large]
Green Chilies – 4-5
Salt – to taste
Water – as required
For Tempering
Ghee/Oil – 2 tsp
Asafoetida/Hing – a pinch
Dry Red Chili/Lal Mirch - 1
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Cumin Seeds/Jeera – 1 tsp
Minced Garlic/Lahsun – 1 tsp
Cilantro – 2 tbsp [chopped]

Tindora Dal Recipe

1. Chop tindora, onion, tomato, chilies and pressure cook with washed dal along with enough water (around 2 cups) for 2-3 whistles.  Once pressure released, mash dal slightly.  Add 1/2-1 cup water if required and add salt. 
Tindora Dal2. To prepare tempering, heat oil in a small pan and add all the ingredients in order under ‘for tempering’, sauté until  garlic becomes golden brown and pour over dal.  Garnish with cilantro.

Serve warm with rice or roti with a dollop of ghee for that extra taste.  Easy, what you say?

split yellow dal with tindora ivy gourd recipe
Variations ~
~ You can do the same with toor dal.
~ If you are using the dal later, it might thicken up so add little water and warm up.

Have a nice day ~~
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  1. Never tried any gravy with Tindora. Sounds yummy.

  2. Sounds delicious and easy enough to try. Yumm with roti

  3. Delicious dal,tindora is my fav too...
    yummy...clicks are very nice Priti:)

  4. Adding kundru to dal is very new and sounds interesting...Like your clicks

  5. I make Kundru often..but never tried dal..looks yumm

  6. Sounds easy and interesting, dal looks yummy and tempting.

  7. awesome tindora dal. I end up making tindora fry curry usually.This recipe sure looks delicious.

  8. looks so tasty dear..

    Saraswathy Balakrishnan
    Taste of Saras Kitchen

  9. Very interesting recipe and totally new to me.

  10. Super delicious comforting dal,my kind of food.

  11. OMG this dish looks really appetizing dear! Your shots are soooo professional now..love them totally!!!! ;)

  12. I too make it sometime. tempting pictures Priti!

  13. Yummyyyy dal and never tried with tindora...


  14. This is quite new to me !!!! Looks so detectable !!!!

  15. My hubby doesnt like Tindora, so its been a while I;ve cooked this. But he loves dal so its a good idea that you have shared here, will try it :)

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  16. Very comforting dal, surely tastes great. Thanks for visiting my space and leaving such nice words there.

  17. nice dhal only recently I am also used make dhal using Tindora..


  18. Delicious dal...Nice clicks...Happy to follow you :)...Will be glad if you step in my space....


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