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Tindora Palya - Ivy Gourd Stir Fry

Tindora Palya - Ivy Gourd Stir Fry is a quick and easy vegetable side dish with the flavors of South India, including oodles of coconut.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 208kcal
Author: Chef Mireille


  • 1 lb. ivy gourd about 4 cups
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon hulled black lentils urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon yellow split peas chana dal
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoons jaggery powder
  • Salt to taste

Masala Paste Ingredients


  • Split ivy gourd in half vertically.
  • In a spice grinder or mini food processor, grind coconut, cumin seeds and chiles to a coarse paste.
  • In a large skillet or wok, heat oil.
  • Add mustard seed. Once it stops spluttering, add urad dal, chana dal and curry leaves.
  • Add ivy gourd, jaggery and salt.
  • Add 1/3 cup water and cook covered for 10 minutes, on low heat.
  • Add masala paste and stir to combine until well coated.


Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 247IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg
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