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Tindora what is it and...

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how should I prepare it. I bought about a half a pound at my produce market because they are so pretty but I have no idea what they are or how to cook them. They are green and remind me of a very tiny watermelon. The inside has seeds and looks like zucchini or gourd. I'm guessing based solely on the name that they are used in Indian cooking which I love but have never prepared at home.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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  1. Have a look at this site. It is a by a lady in the U.S. hailing from Andhra Pradesh in South India. She has a recepie for tindora.

    nandyala.org/mahanandi/archives/category/indian-vegetables/dondakayatindora/

    Another site for Indian home cooking is Mamta's kitchen. The lady is based in the U.K. and has predominantly North Indian dishes.

    1. I also have bought it without any clue of how to use it. After a bit of experimenting, I just used it like squash. I found that it needs to be properly cooked not 'al dente'. Stewing in a meat sauce, for example, makes a delicious dish.