Dondakaya Ullikaram (Stuffed Tindora with choped onions)

When it comes to Dondakaya/Tindora/Ivy Gourd, it is hard to think of stuffed dondakaya recipe.
But my mom often used to make different varieties of stuffed dondakaya. One of her recipe is which I did today.

Here is the delicious dondakaya ullikaram.


15-20 Dondakayalu/Tindora/Ivy Gourd- Make a slit length wise for stuffing
1 medium sized onion chopped finely
2tbsp of red chilly powder (Adjust as per the spice level)
1tbsp oil
Salt to taste


Filling is very simple. Just mix the chopped onions, salt and red chili powder. Take a tbsp of the filling and stuff each of the slit dondakayalu(ivy gourds)

Heat a pan add oil. Once the oil is hot add the stuffed tindora/dondakyalu. Cook them on medium heat by adding little bit of water. It will take 10-15 mts to cook this vegetable.

The delicious stuffed dondakaya curry is ready to serve with rice/roti.


  1. Ah! luks delicious!!! will try this next time I buy tindora.

  2. i will definitely try this as i like dondakayalu

  3. Sailaja,

    Nice recipe, I always make a paste of onions, yours is slightly different.

    Love it

  4. Hi Sreedevi
    Sometimes i do with onion paste too.
    Thanks for the comments.

  5. looks yummy..nice recipe

  6. I am trying it today!! Will let you know how it turns out to be.