Also known as Ivy Gourd, Tindora is a favourite ingredient for vegetarian recipes. It is primarily grown in India’s southern part where it is mostly included in its local cuisines. Tindora recipes include Dondakaya Vepudu (Tindora fry), and Tindora Sabzi.
Tindora is a cross between a cucumber and a gourd, with an outer skin tougher than the former and has more seeds inside. It has a crunchy, juicy texture with a mild and slightly bitter flavour, and can be eaten raw, pickled, fried, or steamed and taste great as a garnish.
There are many health benefits to eating tindora, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, great for treating and preventing various health conditions. Its fruit, leaves, and even roots are commonly used as an ingredient for medicine. A couple of other things that you can benefit from including tindora in your body are lower blood sugar level, prevents obesity, eliminates long-lasting fatigue, protects the nervous system and provides more energy and a healthy metabolism. Diabetes, Gonorrhea, and Constitution are some of the illnesses known to help treat or prevent.