Monday, April 20, 2009

Tindora Pickle / Dondakaya Avakaya

Preparation :-

  • Take 40 tindoras and wash them. Wipe them with paper towel or dry cloth.

  • Chop them vertically 6 or 8 pieces. Discard ripe tindoras .

  • Heat a dry pan add 1tbspn oil and fry chopped tindoras till 3/4 th done and switchoff stove(fry uncovered). let this come to room temperature.

Pickle Masala :-

  • In mean time take a dry bowl add 4tspns chilly powder , 4tspns salt , 1/4tspn turmeric , 1/2tspn fenugreek powder , 1/2 tspn cumin powder , 3 tspns mustard powder (dry fry 2 tspns mustard seeds and grind them into powder) , mix all nicely using a dry spoon . crush 2 garlic pods and mix nicely.

Talimpu / Tadka:-

  • Heat a pan add 4tbspns oil , add 3 broken dry red chillies , 1/4 tspn mustard seeds , 1/4tspn cumin seeds , add 2 big garlic pods chopped finely , add hing/ asafoetida , add 1 strig of curry leaves and off the stove. Let this come to room temperature.

Mixing :-

  • Now in fried tindora add pickle masala and mix nicely.

  • Take this tindora mix into a plastic bottle .

  • Add talimpu /tadka into the bottle and squeeze juice of 1 lemon . Mix nicely.

  • Store in freeze and this will be good for 15 days. Always use a dry spoon .This goes good with hot rice & ghee , curd rice.


  1. Asha said...
    Looks so masaledar, nice color. Great idea to use pickle masala there! :)
    Hi Asha , Andhra instant pickle recipes r almost done in same way using that spice pickle mix(home made).

    Lavanya said...
    looks so nice n spicy prethi..mouth watering :)
    Pooja said...
    Looking spicy preethi..Never tasted tindora pickle..
    Rajani Rayudu said...
    HI Preethi,

    Superb vundi mi dondakaya pickle. Fresh dondakayalu dorikite tappa kunda try chesta.

    from my motorhome to yours said...
    I love trying foods from other lands, just found your blog, the pictures are great
    Varunavi said...
    Lovely colour.One of my fav pickle.1st timer to ur blog,u have got great recipes......

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