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Tinda Masala Recipe - Tinda With Tomato Recipes
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Tinda Masala Recipe - Tinda With Tomato Recipes

We have already prepared round gourd sabzi with numerous styles. Today we'll make round gourds with tomato masala. It takes time to cook gourds with tomato, so we'll cook them separately. 

Ingredients for Tinda Masala recipe:

  • Round Gourd - 10 (500 grams)
  • Tomato - 3 (200 grams)
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
  • Green chilly - 1 or 2
  • Oil - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Green coriander - 2 to 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida - 1 pinch
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Fennel powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp or as per taste
 

How to make Tinda Masala with Tomato:

Wash the gourds thoroughly, peel and dry them. Cut each gourd into 7 to 8 long pieces. Likewise cut all gourds. 

Prepare tomato-green chilly-ginger paste

Take 1 tbsp oil in a pan and heat it sufficiently. When oil is hot, add 1/4 tsp cumin seed, 1/2 asafoetida, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, gourds chunks and 1/2 tsp salt. Now add 1/4 cup water, cover and cook for 5 minutes on low-medium flame. Check the gourds, cover again and allow them to cook.

Prepare the masala

Place some in oil in another pan. When oil is hot, add cumin seeds, asafoetida, turmeric powder, coriander powder, fennel powder and saute for while. Now add tomato-green chilly-ginger paste and saute until oil starts separating from it. Masala is ready, add 1/2 cup water into it. 
 
Gourds are also cooked, check to see if they have turned soft or not. Mix the gourds in the masala. Also add green coriander and mix well. Cover the sabzi and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes. 
 
Sabzi is ready, take it out in a bowl and garnish with some green coriander. Serve piping hot sabzi prepared with round gourds and tomato with chapatti, naan or rice and relish eating. 
  • For four members
  • Time - 25 minutes
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