The Tindora curry instant pot version is the quickest recipe I have ever done. Tindora also known as dondakaya, kovvakai famous in South Indian states. Dondakya curry instant pot is made with roasted peanuts and coconut powder which does magic on your taste buds.

tindora curry instant pot kovvakai curry instant pot

Ingredients for Tindora curry Instant pot

TINDORA: It is a savory vegetable with a mild and bitter flavor. It’s rich in vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. Tindora helps with high blood pressure and decreases high glucose levels.

PEANUTS: Rich in protein, fat, fiber, and an excellent source of magnesium.

COCONUT POWDER: It is an excellent source of magnesium, which helps body to maintain blood sugar levels.

GARLIC: It adds a nice pungent taste to the dish.

CASHEWS: These are optional but adding to curry makes it a tasty way for consumption.

How to prep tindora for busy days

  • Fill a large mixing bowl with cold tap water, add tindora, and soak them for at least 5 -10 minutes. Drain the water.
  • Wash them under cold water and let the excess water drain out.
  • Cut the edges of all tindora. Wipe the excess moisture with a paper towel and store it in a container.

(or)

  • Slice the tindora in half lengthwise then slice each half once or twice to make thinner slices. Store it in air tight container.

Roast and grind

  1. In a pan, roast the peanuts until the skin peels off easily or when there are dark spots. Take them to another bowl and sift.
  2. In the same pan, add desiccated coconut powder and fry until it turns into golden color.
  3. Add roasted peanuts, peeled garlic, and coconut powder, and grind them coarsely. Keep it aside.

HOW TO MAKE tindora CURRY INSTANT POT

  1. Turn on SAUTE mode, and heat the oil. Add cashews and fry them until they turn a light golden color.
  2. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and wait until they splutter.
  3. Now add sliced tindora, and salt, and stir it once. After a minute, Turn off SAUTE mode.
  4. Add coriander powder, red chili powder, roasted cumin powder, turmeric, asafoetida, and water to tindora and stir it well. dondakaya curry instant pot
  5. On top of the tindora add coarsely ground powder and don’t mix it to avoid burn signs.
  6. Close the instant pot lid, set the timer on PRESSURE COOK for 6 min, and vent closed. When the timer is done, do a quick release.
  7. Serve it with hot rice or roti.
dondakaya curry instant pot kovvakai curry instant pot

Tindora Curry Instant Pot

Tindora curry instant pot is made with roasted peanuts and coconut powder which does magic on your taste buds.
Print Recipe
tindora curry instant pot kovvakai curry instant pot
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:8 minutes
Total Time:23 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1-2 tbsp Oil
  • 8 whole Cashews
  • Mustard seeds
  • Cumin seeds
  • Curry leaves
  • 500 grams Tindora dondakaya or kovvakai
  • Turmeric
  • Red chili powder
  • Roasted cumin powder
  • Coriander powder
  • 1/4 cup Water

Roast and Grind

  • 1/4 cup Peanuts Roast them
  • 2 tbsp Coconut powder
  • 1-2 Garlic pods

Instructions

HOW TO PREP TINDORA 

  • Wash them under cold water and let the excess water drain out.
  • Cut the edges of all tindora.
  • Slice the tindora in half lengthwise then slice each half once or twice to make thinner slices.

ROAST AND GRIND

  • In a pan, roast the peanuts until the skin peels off easily or when there are dark spots. Take them to another bowl and sift.
  • In the same pan, add desiccated coconut powder and fry until it turns into golden color.
  • Add roasted peanuts, peeled garlic, and coconut powder, and grind them coarsely. Keep it aside.

HOW TO MAKE DONDAKAYA CURRY INSTANT POT

  • Turn on SAUTE mode, and heat the oil. Add cashews and fry them until they turn a light golden color.
  • Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and curry leaves, and wait until they splutter.
  • Now add sliced tindora, and salt, and stir it once. After a minute, Turn off SAUTE mode.
  • Add coriander powder, red chili powder, roasted cumin powder, turmeric, asafoetida, and water to tindora and stir it well.
  • On top of the tindora add coarsely ground powder and don’t mix it to avoid burn signs.
  • Close the instant pot lid, set the timer on PRESSURE COOK for 6 min, and vent closed. When the timer is done, do a quick release.
  • Serve it with hot rice or roti.
Servings: 4
Author: Tejaswi Reddy

If you tried Vegetable pulao or any other recipes from my blog

Leave a comment below the recipe, I would love to hear from you.

Follow me on InstagramFacebook, and Youtube to see more recipes

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating