Tindora Fry, Dondakaya fry, Kovakkai Fry, or Ivy Gourd Fry is a solid choice to make as a side for an Indian-style feast. Pair it with Dal Rice or Chapati for a good supper.


  • Tindora or dondakaya or Ivy gourd-400 gms
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Turmeric Powder
  • chili powder
  • Coconut-1/2
  • Curry Leaves
  • Mustard seeds
  • Cumin seeds


  • Take Ivy gourd wash them and chop them into small pieces, after chopping keep them aside.
  • Take a skillet or pan switch on the flame, pour 3 or 4 tbsp of oil and heat for 5 min in low flame .
  • Add 1 tbsp of mustard seeds & 1 tbsp of cumin seeds, curry leaves in it and wait to splatter.
  • After add chopped tindora pieces and add 1/2 tbsp of turmeric powder and salt as per requirement.
  • Mix well and cover it with a plate to cook.
  • In middle mix them simultaneously until they became soft.
  • After that add graded coconut and mix well.
  • Wait for sometime until it smells goods and add 1 tbsp of chili powder in it, mix it well.
  • Turn off the flame after 5 to 10 mins of adding chili powder.
  • That's it tindora fry is ready.
  • Serve with rice, chapati or side dish for rasam or sambar.