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May 4, 2009

Tendli baath or ivygourd/kovakkai rice/tindora chawal recipe

tendli bhaat Again, this one has been in my drafts for a long time and when I write this I feel I really have to gear up myself and come back to serious blogging. There has been no proper cooking (only the usual routine food) , no baking and no taking pictures for a while now. I got a new camera and I still have to learn and experiment with it. First having guests was an excuse (well , that is true), but now its laziness or I do need a break now. But now its high time I do something about it. I hope you encourage me with your inspiring comments.
Ok now coming back to this recipe for today. I had this dish at a Maharashtrian friends place. I was invited for a small party before my wedding. Maharashrian's call it "Kelvan" if I am right. Well I really loved this one, but never tried making it. One fine day I was reminded of it and decided to make. It tasted really good though am not sure I followed the exact recipe as my friends. But definitely a good one if you are bored of having the usual rice or pulao.

Ingredients-
Tendli/tondli/ivygourd- 250g(chopped lengthwise)
Onion- 1 chopped fine
Garlic cloves- 2 cut and crushed
Ginger garlic paste- 1tsp
Turmeric powder- 1tsp
Green chillies- 2-3 slit lengthwise
Dessicated coconut (grated)- 1tbsp
Basmati rice- 1cup
Curry leaves- few
Coriander powder- 1tsp
Garam masala- 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil- 1tsp
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Jeera- 1tsp

Method-
Cook the rice , taking care each grain is seperate. You can add little lime juice and salt before cooking it. Keep it seperate.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, jeera, green chilies garlic ,Ginger garlic paste and curry leaves. Saute for a minute. Then add the onion and fry till translucent. Now add the ivygourd. Add all the spices and salt. Mix well. Add a few drops of water. Cover with a lid and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in between. Now add the dessicated coconut and saute for further 5 minutes. When the ivygourd is cooked well, add the rice and mix well.
Serve hot with raitha.

31 comments:

Parita said...

I love tendlis...the rice looks very delicious and tasty...

DEESHA said...

sometimes, I get into that mode too, no proper food & no photos .. The bhaat looks really good & spicy

Sanghi said...

Mmm am not clear on what's ivyguord.. anyway rice looks yumm..

Divya Kudua said...

Ivy gourd rice is something new to me..never heard of it.Looks great though..would love to try it sometime.

I just came back from 2 full weeks of break and having a tough time keeping up with all the wonderul posts.I'm sure you would enjoy a small break too!!Do comeback with lots of goodies!!

Asha said...

YUM YUM! I love the taste of Tendlis, looks great!:)

Chitra said...

never used ivygourd, sounds interesting and looks good;)

monali said...

heyy that was a gud one..n I m sure it wud been mouth watering as it in ur receipe snap!!gr888

Ann said...

Looks colorful and yummy ..

Happy cook said...

Wow you got a new camera, wish i got a new one, mine os really a old one.
Love the rice and love thecolour too.

Laavanya said...

I've grown to like ivy gourd - a rice dish with it sounds yum.

Ashwini said...

Wow looks so yum. It is my favourite veggie. Yummm

Priti said...

Nice change indeed....looks gud

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Hey sowmya, Rice looks very delectable and yummy... havent tried rice with ivygourd must try dish...

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yummy tasty rice.. i love kovakai..

Prathibha said...

lovely rice with tendli..will give a try..

Pavani said...

I've to try this rice soon. Tendli is one of favorite veggies.

Lavanya said...

Even i like this veggie...rice looks yumm!!

Vanamala said...

Looks lovely..nice one

Priya said...

I tried a similar rice a few months back. I had never cooked tindora with rice and it tasted really great.

Cham said...

Different use of the veggie, like your rice!

Superchef said...

never made any rice dishes with ivy gourd...this one looks fab!

Indhu said...

yummy looking rice... nice picture...

Tina said...

A completely different rice dish with ivygourd....colurful nd tempting.....

jayasree said...

Never thought of making rice with tendli. good one. Tempting pic. Now that you have started blogging, it should get you into the track. I am yet to take the plunge after a break.

Shama Nagarajan said...

different yummy rice

Shama Nagarajan said...

different yummy rice

Kitchen Flavours said...

I always fry tendil and mix up with rice to pack in the box. This rice sounds yum to try....nice presentation.

Cynthia said...

Totally yummy.

notyet100 said...

this is nw for me ,.looks delicious,..

Valarmathi said...

Looks colorful and delicious.

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Nice dish.. i do this the same way too!

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