Simple Briyani Recipe using Tindora(kovakkai) | Tindora Briyani Recipe

Tindora Briyani

Tindora is my fav Veggie and also am a gr8 fan of all kinds of Briyani. No wonder now you all know how much i love this Briyani. You can make this in a jiffi for your guest.Sure they love it.It is also a wonderful and quick menu for lunch box, am sure kids love it.Do give a try and let me know your feed back.

Simple Briyani Recipe using Tindora(kovakkai) | Tindora Briyani Recipe

———————————————————————————————————————————– Author : Premalatha Aravindhan   Category: Lunch Box Menu
Cuisine: South Indian    Prep and Cooking Time: 35-40 Mins       Serves: 2-3 

Ingredients:Tindora Briyani 

100 g Tindora(kovakkai)
1 cup Basmati Rice

1 Big Onion, Sliced
2 Tomatoes,Chopped
3 Green chilles, Slitted
2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tbsp Curd

1 tsp Chilly powder
1 tbsp Oil + 1/2 tsp Ghee
3 cloves
1 inch Cinnamon Stick
2 Cardamom
2 Bay leaves
1 tsp Fennel Seeds
Salt as Needed

Cook the Basmati rice in Pressure cooker or in electric cooker and keep aside.You can check here for how to cook Basmati Rice.

Tindora Briyani

  • Wash and clean the tindora and cut it into length wise. 
  • Heat the oil in a pan and then add the cinnamon stick,cloves,bay leaves,fennel seeds and fry it. 
  • Add the sliced onion,chopped tomatoes,green chillies and curry leaves,saute well. 


  •  Now add in the ginger garlic paste,turmeric powder and chilli powder,saute well till the raw smell goes.
  • Add in the tindora and mix well with the masala.Add the curd and mix well.Cover it with lid and cook well.
  • Cook the rice and Let it cool down completely.

Tindora Briyani

  • Once the tindora completely cooked well, add in the steamed rice and mix well.
  • Mix it without breaking the rice.Add in the ghee and switch off the stove.
  • Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve hot.

My Notes:

  • Cook the rice grainy,if it is sticky the briyani won’t look nice.Do check here how to cook Basmati rice.
  • Don’t over cook the tindora ,the crunchy bites gives nice taste to the briyani.


   Serve the hot briyani with any raita or simply with papad.

Have a nice day!!!

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