But coming to UK and having to cook made me look at vegetables in a different way. I like most of the vegetables now. I wasn't sure if I should try making Tindora. But P likes it a lot so I thought I'd try it. Once I started eating it, I liked it. I experimented a lot before I stuck to this recipe.
This has become one of our favourites. And as usual, I use frozen, cut tindora to save time. I use Sambhar Powder. Sambar Powder gives it a distinct flavour. You can substitute it with red chilli powder.
1 packet (400 gm) Frozen Cut Tindora
1 small Onion - finely sliced
3 Dry Red Chillies - Broken / Torn into 3 to 4 pcs each
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
2 tsp Cumin Seeds
10 - 15 Curry Leaves
1 tbsp Garlic Paste (I don’t like the bite of Garlic. You can replace this with 2 cloves of garlic chopped or crushed)
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Sambar Powder (you can substitute it with chilli powder)
Salt to Taste
2 to 3 tbsp oil
Salt to taste (I used 1 tsp)
- Heat Oil in a Pan. When hot, add the Red Chillies and fry for a minute.
- Now add the Mustard Seeds and let them splutter. Then add the Cumin Seeds and let them crackle.
- Now add the Curry Leaves and fry for another minute.
- Add the Onion and fry till brown.
- Now add Garlic and fry for a minute.
- Add the Turmeric Powder and Salt. Mix well.
- Add the Tindora and fry till done.
- Once done, add the chilli powder, mix well and fry for 2 mins
This is one of the simplest Subzi for a Thali. So this goes to the Complete my Thali - Subji hosted by Padmaja of Seduce Your Tastebuds. Complete my Thali was started by Jagruti of Joy Of Cooking