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Tendli Bhaji

soveenal's picture
Gherkins known as Tondli in Marathi is a simple yet delicious vegetable. These are tiny oblong shaped green vegetables. This vegetable tastes great cooked by itself, or as a combination with other veggies.
  Tondli 250 Gram, washed and quartered lengthways
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1 Pinch
  Curry leaves 6
  Garam masala powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Red chilli powder 1⁄3 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Fresh coriander 1 Teaspoon (for garnish)

Heat oil in a wok, non-stick is better. Add the add the mustard, cumin and asafoetida. When the mustard seeds pop, add the curry leaves and stir for 10 seconds.
Add turmeric &red chilli powder, stir for a couple of seconds and add sliced Tondli.
Now add the garam masala and salt.
Stir thoroughly and cook covered on low medium heat, until tender & crisp.
Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot with a dal -rice or plain rotis.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Main Dish
Vegan, Vegetarian
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 79 Calories from Fat 33

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g5.7%

Saturated Fat 0.41 g2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 243.2 mg10.1%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g3.1%

Dietary Fiber 0.82 g3.3%

Sugars 0.2 g

Protein 1 g2%

Vitamin A 9.1% Vitamin C 2.5%

Calcium 3.8% Iron 7.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


kaycee's picture
Wow, I like this recipe and this vegetable, although from where I come from its known as tendli. What I like about your onions to chop.. Nice pic too.
soveenal's picture
Thanks Kaycee! This veggie is a great favourite of mine and its easy & quick!
shantihhh's picture
I always see them at the market and think I should make something-this looks so good-I'll buy some this week and make this wonderful looking dish!
soveenal's picture
Thanks for your comments. Do try it and I am sure you will like it too.
vikash.kumar1's picture
Gherkins are known by the name of "Kunadi" and it takes hardly 15 min. to get ready. My mom always served with the combination of Paratha and pickles. Really Yummy... Very nice Pic.
soveenal's picture
Thanks Vikash!
Poonam :)'s picture
Hello! you can also add some crushed peanuts (not vey finely crushed) powder also.. try it! :)
sachinr's picture
very nice, just googled if any recipe on tendli. nice pic too. i m planning to add cashew nuts :)
Neeraj Agrawal's picture
Sitting here in USA I got a desire to eat this tondli chi bhaji, i went to Indian store and purchased it but did not know how to make it , thanks to the site for this recipe I have made it today and went back to India taste wise.
Mittz's picture
Add some oninions, besan, and groundnut(finely crushed)also.
Mittz's picture
M gonna add some oninions, besan, and groundnut(finely crushed. Try it.......
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