Friday, 3 May 2013

Bharva Tinda ( Stuffed Apple gourd )


Apple gourd / Indian round gourd or Tinda is a squash like fruit and used in several curries and gourmet in India and Pakistan . It is often called Baby Pumpkin and belongs to Cucurbitace family. Normally we prepare it in gravy form but I loved the stuffed one. 




When done the stuffed Apple gourd becomes a bit open from all sides and all the spices and aromatics get embedded in it. A great side dish to accompain Paratha and Chapatis . So let's start the recipe .yum
Stuffed Applegourd
Stuffed Applegourd
Stuffed Apple gourd
Stuffed Apple gourd

Ingredients:
250 gm Apple gourd/Tinda
2 big onion , thinly sliced
2 tomatoes , chopped
4 green chillies , chopped

Spices
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon red chilly powder
1 teaspoon dried mango powder , amchur
2 teaspoon garam masala
Salt to taste

3 tablespoon Vegetable oil
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves

Method:
Take all spices in a bowl and mix them well.

Stuffed Applegourd
Stuffed Applegourd

Wash and peel Tinda , and pat dry it.
Make 2 cuts lengthwise towards center , one overlapping the other, and fill the masala prepared above.

Stuffed Applegourd
Stuffed Applegourd

Heat oil in a pan /wok add sliced onions and green chillies. Sauté for 5 minutes till transparent.

Stuffed Applegourd
Stuffed Applegourd

Place stuffed Tinda in the wok . Cover the lid and let it cook on simmer for 15 minutes. Frequent stirring is required.

Stuffed Applegourd
Stuffed Applegourd

When tinda are slightly tender , add chopped tomatoes from the side of wok and cook till oil comes out from edges.

Stuffed Applegourd
Stuffed Applegourd

Cook for 5 minutes more add chopped coriander leaves.

Stuffed Apple gourd
Stuffed Apple gourd

Serve hot with Paratha ,Chapati or Poori.

Stuffed Applegourd
Stuffed Applegourd


Serve-3. Cooking time- 25-30 minutes
Note: You may avoid dried mango powder if wished too.

20 comments:

Caroline - All That I'm Eating said...

This sounds great, lovely idea.

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Absolutely yummy dish. Great!

today's post:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/05/grilled-scrambled-cottage-cheese.html

Priya Anandakumar said...

Very lovely stuffing and delicious curry...

sushmita pandit said...

Nice one dear :-)

Navaneetham Krishnan said...

I am not sure on apple gourd and wonder if its the same as small green brinjals? The stuffing inside is also new for me but it did wonders for the lovely outcome. Good that I finding our new methods, ways and recipes. Need to try also because I have this high liking for such masala dish.

Nabanita Das said...

nice recipe with lovely clicks...

Preeti Jaipal said...

looks tempting sapana, one of my fav side dish...

Reni said...

looks very inviting :)

tina mazumdar said...

delicious! u have an awesome blog and i m happy to follow you dear :)

Meena Selvakumaran said...

delicious recipe,looks so delicious .

Sapana Behl said...

Thanks Caroline...

Sapana Behl said...

Thanks Sanoli....

Sapana Behl said...

Thank you dear...

Sapana Behl said...

Thanks Sush..

Sapana Behl said...

It's different from green brinjal , but tastes yummy. Thanks..

Sapana Behl said...

Thanks dear...

Sapana Behl said...

Thanks preeti , my fav too...

Sapana Behl said...

Thanks Reni....

Sapana Behl said...

That's so nice of you ! Thanks..

Sapana Behl said...

Thanks Meena dear!

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