Bharva Tinda ( Stuffed Apple gourd )

Apple gourd / Indian round gourd or Tinda is a squash like fruit and used in several curries and gourmet in India and Pakistan . It is often called Baby Pumpkin and belongs to Cucurbitace family. Normally we prepare it in gravy form but I loved the stuffed one. 

When done the stuffed Apple gourd becomes a bit open from all sides and all the spices and aromatics get embedded in it. A great side dish to accompain Paratha and Chapatis . So let’s start the recipe .yum

Stuffed Applegourd
Stuffed Applegourd

Stuffed Apple gourd
Stuffed Apple gourd

250 gm Apple gourd/Tinda
2 big onion , thinly sliced
2 tomatoes , chopped
4 green chillies , chopped

1 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon red chilly powder
1 teaspoon dried mango powder , amchur
2 teaspoon garam masala
Salt to taste

3 tablespoon Vegetable oil
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves

Take all spices in a bowl and mix them well.

Stuffed Applegourd
Stuffed Applegourd

Wash and peel Tinda , and pat dry it.
Make 2 cuts lengthwise towards center , one overlapping the other, and fill the masala prepared above.

Stuffed Applegourd
Stuffed Applegourd

Heat oil in a pan /wok add sliced onions and green chillies. Sauté for 5 minutes till transparent.

Stuffed Applegourd
Stuffed Applegourd

Place stuffed Tinda in the wok . Cover the lid and let it cook on simmer for 15 minutes. Frequent stirring is required.

Stuffed Applegourd
Stuffed Applegourd

When tinda are slightly tender , add chopped tomatoes from the side of wok and cook till oil comes out from edges.

Stuffed Applegourd
Stuffed Applegourd

Cook for 5 minutes more add chopped coriander leaves.

Stuffed Apple gourd
Stuffed Apple gourd

Serve hot with Paratha ,Chapati or Poori.

Stuffed Applegourd
Stuffed Applegourd

Serve-3. Cooking time- 25-30 minutes

Note: You may avoid dried mango powder if wished too.

20 comments on “Bharva Tinda ( Stuffed Apple gourd )”

  1. Very lovely stuffing and delicious curry…

  2. I am not sure on apple gourd and wonder if its the same as small green brinjals? The stuffing inside is also new for me but it did wonders for the lovely outcome. Good that I finding our new methods, ways and recipes. Need to try also because I have this high liking for such masala dish.

    1. It's different from green brinjal , but tastes yummy. Thanks..

  3. nice recipe with lovely clicks…

  4. looks tempting sapana, one of my fav side dish…

    1. Thanks preeti , my fav too…

  5. Reni says:

    looks very inviting 🙂

  6. delicious! u have an awesome blog and i m happy to follow you dear 🙂

    1. That's so nice of you ! Thanks..

  7. delicious recipe,looks so delicious .

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