Here goes the Gherkins story...Well Gherkin is a young cucumber picked when it is 1 to 3 inches and mostly used for pickling. Gherkin may have probably originated in India. Well for the few who are wondering what gherkins in your mother tongue is , it is nothing but
Dondakai in Telugu
Kovakai in Tamil
Tindoora in Hindi
Tendli/Tondli in Marathi and finally
Gherkins in English
Wow!!!!!! I wish I knew how they call this vegetable in other languages?Guys!! if you know please do share it!! I would love to find it out... Ok now about the recipe ,this is a recipe I borrowed from my cousin sis S who happened to declare this as the tastiest recipe and well I wanted to check it out for myself and the result is indeed stunning and now this has become a favorite in our house.
Tindoora- 6 cups (sliced)
red chilli powder - per taste
salt - per taste
oil/ghee- 5 tsp
- First slice the tindoora vertically into 2 halves.Then slice each half into vertical slices.
- Heat oil nicely in a deep kadai.
- Add the tindoora and mix.
- Keep a med-high flame.
- Once in few min keep mixing the tindoora.
- Once the tindoora turns to a deep dark brown add salt and chilli powder.
- Wallah!!! your curry is ready...Quick,simple and yet flavorful..