Tindli /tindli /Tindora /kudru /Ivy gourd is a popular vegetable which is cooked and enjoyed all over India.Though the recipe may be slightly different in each state but this crunchy vegetable is a favourite all over .It is from the gourd family so looks very much like a cute baby watermelon.But dont get confused with parwal /pointed gourd . Parwal and tindli both may look very similar but their taste and texture is very much different .
Tendli is often used to make crunchy salads,stir fries and pickles but very few use to make tindora ki subzi with gravy.
Tindli taste best when made as a quick stir fry. I prefer to make it without adding potatoes but you can also add sliced potatoes if you prefer.Make it simple and mild and avoid overcooking it as it taste best when it is crisp and crunchy.
A very delicious and crunchy pickle can also be made with kudru,I have posted the pickle recipe here- Tindli ka achar