Tinda Curry

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 204.4
  • Total Fat: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 9.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.7 g
  • Protein: 8.5 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    500g tinda (baby pumpkin)
    2 medium potatoes, cut into cubes (approx 300g raw weight)
    0.5 cup yellow split peas
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1/2 inch ginger
    4 cloves garlic, crushed
    1 tbsp coriander powder
    2 tsp cumin powder
    pinch of red chilli powder
    0.5 teaspoon garam masala powder
    3 green chilli, finely chopped
    1 tsp turmeric powder
    salt to taste
    1 tbsp oil
    2 medium, finely chopped tomato
    2 tbsp natural low fat yogurt
    0.5 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
    fresh chopped coriander
    1.5 - 2 cups water


Cook the split peas in unsalted water until almost tender, drain and set aside. (approx 15 mins)

Meanwhile, mix the potato with 0.25 tsp of turmeric powder and a little salt.

Peel each tinda with a peeler and cut into 4 pieces. Add the rest turmeric and little salt.

Heat oil in a kadai or wok, add jeera, onion and fry until onion is lightly brown in color. Then add garlic, ginger and the green chilli. Fry for a minute.

Add the potato and fry for a minute or 2.

Add masala powders - cumin powder, coriander powder, a pinch of red chili, rest of the turmeric and garam masala. Stir and fry for a minute, then add tomatoes and the yogurt. On low heat, covered with a lid, cook till tomato is quite well cooked. Add a little water to cook tomato. (approx 5 - 10 mins)

Add the almost cooked split peas and the chopped tinda, stir and mix. Close with a lid and cook on very low heat. Add salt to taste.Cook until tinda, potato and split peas are all cooked / tender. (approx another 10 mins)

Sprinkle with a little garam masala and garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve with rice or chappati.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHEEKYCHOOK.

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