Bharwan Tinda

A Punjabi delicacy – tinde stuffed with mixed spice powders and cooked. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Bharwan Tinda

Main Ingredients Tinda, Tomatoes
Cuisine Punjabi
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Bharwan Tinda

  • 10-12 Tinda
  • Tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1½ teaspoons Dried mango powder
  • ½ teaspoon Black salt (kala namak)
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 5-6 Green chillies slit
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon Green chilli paste
  • 16-18 Button onions
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves chopped


  1. Remove the black part of the Indian round gourd and make slits in a plus sign.
  2. Mix together coriander powder, cumin powder, dried mango powder, black salt, red chilli powder, ½ tsp garam masala powder, turmeric powder and salt in a bowl.
  3. Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
  4. Stuff gourds with the spice mixture.
  5. Add cumin seeds and green chillies to the pan and sauté.
  6. Add ginger-garlic paste, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add green chilli paste, mix well. Add stuffed gourds, cover and cook for 6-8 minutes, tossing once a while.
  8. Add button onions. Roughly chop tomatoes and add. Toss to mix. Add left over spice mixture, lemon juice, remaining garam masala powder and 1 tablespoon chopped coriander. Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes.
  9. Remove cover, mix well and serve hot garnished with remaining chopped coriander.

Nutrition Info

Calories 444
Carbohydrates 28.8
Protein 7.5
Fat 33.1
Other Fiber Fiber- 10,1gm