I love finding new produce to try! I went to an Indian grocery store the other day, and picked up tindora. I didn’t photograph them next to a reference, but they’re similar in size to pickling cucumbers.
I appealed to some friends from India for help in cooking the tindora, and they made some great suggestions. I stuck to a fairly simple preparation, and sauteed them in a bit of oil and spices. It works for almost any vegetable.
I was surprised that the tindora stayed fairly crunchy, even after almost 20 minutes in the frying pan! The taste was mild, so the spices really made this dish. I enjoyed them, but even more, I had fun trying a new vegetable.
2 t. oil
1/4 t turmeric
1/4 t coriander
1/2 t cumin
1 c. tindora, quartered lengthwise
Heat oil in a pan. Add spices, and stir for 1 minutes. Add tindora, and saute on medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes.