Friday, December 26, 2008

Tondli chi "Coins" Bhaji

Tondli (or tendli or tindora or ivy gourds) cut into roundels look so pretty. They almost remind me of coins(25 paise in India, a dime in America!).

As kids, we used to call it "coins" chi bhaji!! :-D

Tondlichi "Coins" chi bhaji
2 cups cut into roundels, ivygourds/Tondli/Tindora/Tendli
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp mild chili powder (such as Kashmiri or paprika)

1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

2 tsp freshly scraped coconut (optional)

1. Heat oil in a pan. Add all the ingredients for tempering.
2. As the mustard seeds start popping, add the cut vegetables.
3. Saute on a low flame taking care not to stick to the bottom.
4. Add chili powder, sugar & salt after the vegetables are cooked.
5. Garnish with coconut if using.
6. Serve with chapatis.

Note -
1. Do not add water and let the bhaji be ready by stir frying/sauteing.


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