Dondakaya Tomato Koora / Tindora tomato Curry

Tindora (Gherkins, Dondakaya)
Mustard, Zeera for seasoning
Chilli powder


  1. Soak the Tindora in warm water for 10 min and wash them throughly with running water.
  2. Cut them into tiny or small cubical pieces and keep them aside.
  3. Heat the oil in the pan and do the seasoning with mustard and zeera.
  4. Put the cut tindora in the pan and fry for 2 min.
  5. Add some salt, cover with lid and let them cook until almost done under medium-low flame.
  6. While they are cooking, heat another pan with some oil and saute the chopped onions.
  7. Add chopped tomato, salt and cook with lid ON until it forms puree and the oil starts to float.
  8. Allow it to cool for a while or pour little water to make it cool to grind into fine paste.
  9. Add this paste to the cooking tindora and fry for 2 more min.
  10. Finally sprinkle the chilli powder and serve with hot rice!

Note: You can make this as a fry or gravey curry by changing the water content in the onion tomato paste. For gravey curry cut tindora length wise!