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Bharwan Tinda

Bharwan Tinda or Stuffed Round Gourd with Green Gram is a cooked by stuffing green gram in slit round gourd and roasting it in spices to add taste. This daily, quick fix meal has the benefits of gourd and gram rolled together in one preparation.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6


  • 250 gram round gourd tinda
  • 100 gram green gram moong dal
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 +1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • to taste salt


  • Soak the dal overnight. Drain in the morning, keep aside.
  • Peel & clean the gourd. Now slice the gourd in 4 parts, without separating from one end.
  • In 1 Tbsp oil, lightly fry the dal with all the other spices. Keep aside the filling.
  • Gently open up the gourd, keeping 1 end intact. Now press in filling using your hands. Press it firmly so that it doesn’t loose shape upon cooking.
  • Pierce with 1 or 2 toothpicks to keep the filling in place.
  • In a large bottom pan, add remaining oil & gently place the gourds with filling side up. Allow it cook on slow till tender, If you want you can gently turn it over to cook from the other side too. Serve hot with chapati.