Thursday 24 November 2011

Bharwa Tinda (Stuffed Apple Gourd)

bharwa tinda

Yesterday, I made bharwa tinda or stuffed tinda with dal to go with rotis. I cook tinda both bharwa and sliced since I am a fan of gourds and this is no exception.
Recipe of bharwa tinda
300 gms or 7-8 small tinda (apple gourd/Indian baby pumpkin)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder (cayenne pepper)
1 tsp saunf (fennel) powder
1/2 tsp amchoor (dried mango powder)
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
A pinch of hing (asafoetida)
1 tbsp oil
tinde stuffed with spices

1. Peel and wash tindas. Make '+' shaped cuts on each tinda without separating them from the base.
2. Mix salt and all the masalas (except turmeric powder and hing) in a small bowl.
3. Fill this masala in all tinda (as shown in picture).
4. Heat oil in a pan and add turmeric powder and hing. After few seconds, add bharwa tinda.
5. Cook, covered, and on a low heat till tinda gets lightly browned from the underside. Turn over tinda and cook, covered till other side also gets cooked.
6. Serve bharwa tinda hot with roti or paratha.

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