Tendli Bhaat


1 cup rice
10 tendli(ivy gourd) slit into 4 pieces
4 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard
curry leaves
1/2 tsp methi seeds(fenugreek)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder(haldi)
2 slit green chillies
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp lime juice
Coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Cashew nuts for garnishing
fresh grated coconut for garnishing

Dry roast the following ingredients and make powder:
1 tsp coriander seeds(daniya)
1 tsp cumin seeds(jeera)
1/2 tsp shah jeera(caraway seeds)
1 lavang(cloves)
1/2 inch cinnamon(dalchini)


  • In cooker heat oil ,add mustard, 
  • When it splutters ,add curry leaves,methi seeds and haldi powder
  • Add tendli pieces and little salt and fry for 5 minutes
  • Put green chillies, red chilli powder and masala powder and fry for 2 minutes
  • Add rice and fry for 5 minutes
  • Add salt to taste,lime juice and 2 cups water and close the lid and cook for 3 whistles
  • Garnish with coriander leaves,coconut scrapings and roasted nuts
  • Serve with any raita


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