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Bharwa Tinda/ Stuffed Apple Gourd Masala

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Cuisine Indian


  • 5-6 Tinda/ Apple Gourd
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp Amchur
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • Red onion (sliced)
  • 1 Green chilli (slit)
  • 3 tbsp Mustard oil/ Vegetable oil


  • Wash and peel the apple gourds. Make slits on the gourds, making sure it's not all the way to the bottom.
  • Mix the ground spices together in a bowl. Stuff the gourds with half of this mixture.
  • Heat oil in skillet. Splutter cumin seeds and add ginger-garlic paste. Add in sliced onions and green chilli sauté for 4 minutes.
  • Place the stuffed gourds upright, and fry them for 5-6 minutes, turning them occasionally, making sure its cooked though.
  • Add the remaining masala and gently mix to combine. Pour in a little bit of water if its sticking to the pan. Sauté for a few minutes and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with steamed rice or chapatti.