Tendli baath or ivygourd/kovakkai rice/tindora chawal recipe

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.

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Tendli baath or ivygourd/kovakkai rice/tindora chawal recipe Yum
  1. Cook the rice , taking care each grain is seperate. You can add little lime juice and salt before cooking it. Keep it seperate.
  2. 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.
  3. Serve hot with raitha.
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  1. I love tendlis…the rice looks very delicious and tasty…

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

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

  4. Divya Kudua

    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!!

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

  6. never used ivygourd, sounds interesting and looks good;)

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

  8. Looks colorful and yummy ..

  9. 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.

  10. Laavanya

    I’ve grown to like ivy gourd – a rice dish with it sounds yum.

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

  12. Nice change indeed….looks gud

  13. Ramya Vijaykumar

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

  14. Mahimaa's kitchen

    yummy tasty rice.. i love kovakai..

  15. Prathibha

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

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

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

  18. Vanamala Hebbar

    Looks lovely..nice one

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

  20. Different use of the veggie, like your rice!

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

  22. yummy looking rice… nice picture…

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

  24. jayasree

    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.

  25. Shama Nagarajan

    different yummy rice

  26. Shama Nagarajan

    different yummy rice

  27. Lubna Karim

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

  28. Totally yummy.

  29. notyet100

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

  30. Valarmathi

    Looks colorful and delicious.

  31. Madhu's cooking gallery

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


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