Tondali Bhat | Tendli Chawal | Ivy Gourd Rice

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Tondali Bhat

Tondali Bhat / Ivy Gourd Rice are an excellent tasty dish from Maharashtra. Delicious variety rice with sliced Ivy Gourds/ Tondali Bhat makes a perfect lunch box dish too.

It is a traditional Maharashtrian no onion no garlic one pot meal. This Maharashtrian Tondali Bhat is typically made during gatherings or special occasions.Generally served with a dollop of Clarified Butter and accompanied Buttermilk.

Maharashtrian Tondali Bhat comes in very quickly and can be done under 30 minutes. It does not use any onion and garlic, just a few masala’s and you are done. One can use Goda Masala but the taste of this Masala Bhat with freshly grinded masala is completely different.

Try it soon!

Tondali Bhat

Preparation Time: 10-15 mins

Cook Time: 10-15 mins

Type: Rice

Serve: 4 People


  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 100 Gms Ivy Gourds/ Tondali (washed)
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 2-3 Green chillies
  • Coriander Leaves
  • 4 tbsp Clarified Butter
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Cinnamon Stick
  • 4 Cloves
  • 4 Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4  cup Cashew  Nuts
  • 2 tsp Goda Masala
  • Salt to Taste
  • 2 & 1/2  cups Hot Water
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh Grated Coconut

Method of Preparation:

  • Take Basmati Rice in bowl and wash with Water.
  • Drain complete Water and allow resting for 10-15 minutes.
  • Now cut Ivy Gourd/Tondali into strips. Transfer them in a bowl of water.
  • Grind together; Ginger, Green Chillies and Coriander Leaves to coarse paste.
  • Heat 2 tbsp Clarified Butter in a pan.
  • Add Asafoetida, Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds, Cinnamon Stick, Cloves and Black Pepper. Saute for few seconds.
  • Add grinded paste and Turmeric Powder. Mix well.
  • Now add Ivy Gourds/Tondali. Saute well and further cook it for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add Cashew Nuts and mix well.
  • Add rice and sauté for a minute.
  • Add Goda Masala and Salt. Mix and continue to sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add Hot Water and cook till the mixture comes to a boil.
  • Cover and cook it for 10-15 minutes on low flame and then switch off the flame.
  • Finally add 2 tsp Clarified Butter, Lemon juice; mix well and add Fresh Coconut and Coriander leaves.
  • Our Ivy Gourd Rice/ Tondali Bhat are ready!
  • Transfer into a serving plate and serve hot.
Tondali Bhat

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi, Delicious, Ivy Gourd is one of my favorite. I nominate you to The Liebster Award! Congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Latika Sagar says:

      Thank you so much:)


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