Friday, July 7, 2017


                                 Stuffed Tinda Or Tinda Masala

Tinda is that vegetable which was seldom cooked at my parents' home,my papa did not like it,my mom was also not fond of this vegetable.I had no particular like or dislike for this vegetable,If offered in anybody else's home,I could eat it without any fuss!
When I came to my in law's place after my marriage,one summer night,my dear mom-in-law cooked this Tinda sabzi,believe me,it was just divine! I could not believe it was the same humble tinda which could taste outworldly,in short,she took ordinary sabzi to the next level;turning it extra-ordinary! 


  • 4 medium size soft fresh tinda
  • 2 medium onion
  • 1" cinnamon stick
  • 1" ginger
  • 2 tbsp. Moti saunf (Fennel seeds)
  • 1 tbsp. Onion seeds or kalonji
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • Mustard oil or Vegetable oil 2 1/2 tbsp.
  • Salt
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp.
  • Corriander powder 1 tsp.
  • Chilli powder 2 tsp. or according to taste.
  • 1 clove garlic


  1. Wash tinda and peel it.
  2. Open the top and scoop out pulp.
  3. Grind spice  with pulp,ginger and garlic.
  4. Mix everything,chilli powder,turmeric powder,corriander powder,salt and finely chopped onion.
  5. Stuff this masala into scooped tinda.
  6. In a thick bottomed pan,add all the ingredients and cook on slow heat till oil is separated stirring the dish time to time.
  7. Serve with paratha,chapati or rice.


  1. Wow. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. Thank you so much dear Abhilasha!!

  3. Wow ... yummy yummy and quite a convenient recipe. Thanks for sharing (y)