Apr 17, 2013

Thindoora Fry | Dondakaya Fry | Thondekai Palya

"Thondekai Palya" is a simple recipe with infusion of  spices with bold flavors like red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala. It is served as a side dish with rice & sambhar or chapathi. 


500 gms Thindoora |Thondekayi, cut thinly lengthwise
1 onion, chopped length wise
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 sprigs of Curry Leaves
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Red Chili powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/4 tsp Garam masala
4 tsp oil


  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom vessel, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds,  and curry leaves. when Mustard seeds start to crackle, add turmeric powder
  • Add thindoora | thondekayi and saute for 15 minutes in medium-low heat setting

  • Add onions,  coriander powder, red chili powder and garam masala. Fry for another 10 minutes (onions are not added in the picture shown below) 

  • Adjust salt as per taste and saute for 2 to 5 minutes until all flavors are absorbed
  • Serve with rice and sambhar or chapathi

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