This recipe involves deep frying, you wouldn't want to make it too often.
Well, you just might, after you try it out once!! J
Tindora (Dondakaya), thinly sliced - 1 lbs
Onion - 1 medium, finely chopped
Peanuts, toasted - 2 tbsp
Coconut, grated - 2 tbsp
Curry leaves - a sprig
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Garlic, chopped - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Red chillie powder - 1 tsp (adjust per your taste)
Oil - to deep fry
- Wash, dry and thinly slice tindora, lengthwise. (You can also slice them into thin rounds)
- Deep fry them in oil until they shrivel, remove onto a paper towel.
- In a saute pan, heat a tsp oil and do the seasoning of cumin seeds, chopped garlic, curry leaves. Stir in finely chopped onion, saute until translucent. Toss in toasted peanuts and the fried tindora pieces.
- Add salt, turmeric, red chillie powder. Mix well. Stir in fresh grated coconut. Turn the heat off.
Serves as an excellent side dish with Rasam or Sambar.