sagaLe tenDli taLasaNi

ivygourd sidedish

Tendli is one of the favourite veggies at home. It is liked in all forms and as such I make different dishes with it. I had posted a similar recipe years ago . Though the ingredients are exactly the same, it tastes different because of the way the tenDli is crushed here and not cut. Bits of each tenDli’s small ends are cut and then each tenDli is crushed with a small stone (or in a mortar). The trick is to do enough damage to each tendli so that it has some slits on it but it still remains as a single piece :). All the masalas get into the slits and also the cooking time is fast. I use coconut oil for this recipe. But you can choose any oil.


  • Ivygourd crushed- about 20-25
  • Oil
  • Mustard seeds
  • Red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat some oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
  • Once they stop popping, add the crushed tenDlis, salt to taste and cover with a lid.
  • When it is closed to being cooked, add some chilli powder and fry some more. Keep frying till the tenDlis are cooked and the outside is slightly brown in color

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes