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Goan Tendli Bhaji (Ivy Gourd)

Ingredients :

250 gms. Tendli (Ivy Gourd)

2 med. Onions (peeled & finely sliced)

1 Red Tomato (finely cubed) (optional)

¼ tsp. Mustard Seeds

¼ tsp. Cumin Seeds

½ tsp. Red Chilli Powder

1 tsp. Turmeric Powder

1 tsp. Coriander Powder

¾ cup fresh Coconut(scraped/grated)

1 sprig Curry Leaves (optional)

1 tbsp. Vegetable Oil/Coconut Oil

Salt to taste

Few tbsps.of Water or as required

Procedure :

Wash the tendli & then wipe them dry with a kitchen towel.

Cut the ends of the tendli & slice them into wedges or in roundels. Keep aside. Meanwhile, heat a pan/wok & add oil.

Add mustard seeds, cumin & curry leaves & let it splutter.

Add chopped onions & sauté till they are soft & translucent.

Add tomatoes, turmeric pwd., red chilli pwd., coriander powder & coconut.

Saute & fry all the ingredients together for about 2 mins. or till tomatoes are soft.

Add the sliced tendli & sauté well.

Add some water, salt to taste & stir once again.

Cover & cook on medium heat till the tendli is tender but has a slight crunch. Stir occasionally.

Serve hot with rice & curry or enjoy with your favorite Indian bread.