Tinda, also called Indian round gourd or apple gourd, is an annual vine grown for its immature fruit, a vegetable especially popular in South Asia and tastes very well. Best to cook in summers.


  • Green Gourd Sliced 1/2 kg
  • Tomatoes Chopped 2
  • Crushed Red Pepper 1 tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves 2 tbsp
  • Green Chillies 6
  • Oil 1/4 cup
  • White Cumin Whole 1 tsp
  • Whole Red Chilies 6
  • Garlic Crushed 1 tsp

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat up oil in a pan and add crushed garlic, white cumin whole and whole red chilies.
  2. Cook until ginger turns in to light golden.
  3. Add tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Now add salt and crushed red pepper and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  5. Add green gourd sliced and mix well with Masala.
  6. Cover it with lid and let it cook till it tenders.
  7. Sprinkle green chilies and coriander leaves before serving.