Bharwan Tinda Masala

Round gourds stuffed with dried masala powders and cooked with onion and tomato This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Bharwan Tinda Masala

Main Ingredients Tinda, Masala powder
Cuisine Punjabi
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Bharwan Tinda Masala

  • 8-10 medium Tinda peeled and slit
  • Masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seed (saunf) powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dried mango powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder (deghi mirch)
  • for garnishing Garam masala powder 1/4 teaspoon +
  • to taste salt
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 medium Onion Finely chopped
  • one-inch pieces Ginger chopped
  • 1 medium Tomato finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves chopped


  1. Combine coriander powder, fennel powder, dried mango powder, turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Reserve some prepared masala and stuff the remaining masala intothe gourds.
  3. Heat oil in a non-stick pan; add onion and ginger and saute till onion turns golden. Add tomato and cook till pulpy.
  4. Reduce heat, add remaining masala and mix well. Add stuffed round gourds, mix, cover and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add some water mix, cover and cook on low heat till gourds are fully done.
  5. Serve hot garnished with some garam masala powder and coriander leaves.

Nutrition Info

Calories 260
Carbohydrates 22.9
Protein 4.5
Fat 16.5
Other Fiber Fiber- 6.9gm