Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Crispy Oven Roasted Tindora / Ivy Gourd

Tindora  / Ivy Gourd / Kovakkai is one the underestimated vegetable , but it is packed with nutrition. Try this easy version of oven roasted tindora fries. These are crispy and tastes best with rasam rice or plain rice. All you need to do is toss the sliced tindora with spices and pop it in the oven. It will get roasted in the oven for 15 minutes and the crispy fries will be ready to serve.




  • 250 Grams Tindora sliced thinly
  • 2 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Corn Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to taste


1. In a mixing bowl, add oil, corn flour, red chilli powder, ground black pepper, turmeric powder, cumin powder, salt and mix everything together. Check for seasoning and adjust
2. Add sliced tindora to the bowl and toss them gently such that spice mix coats tindora slices
3. Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil and grease the foil it with cooking spray
4. Pour the spice coated tindora slices on the foil and spread them on the sheet
5. Pop the baking sheet in the preheated oven a 180 C / 350 F
6. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes stirring intermittently
7. After 20 minutes change the oven to broil mode / grill mode and roast for 2 to 3 minutes or until there is a nice char on the tindora
8. Remove from the oven and serve warm

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