Stuffed Bharwa Tinda Recipe (Stuffed Apple Gourd)

Stuffed Bharwa Tinda Recipe (Stuffed Apple Gourd) is a wonderful Punjabi style side dish made from the tender apple gourd that is stuffed along with tomato and onion gravy and cooked in a pressure cooker till the gravy has cooked along with the vegetables. The recipe uses a tender apple gourd as it is easy to stuff in the mixture whereas the mature ones have more seeds to be removed.  Tinda (Apple Gourd), Onion, Tomatoes, Garlic, Ginger, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Red Chilli powder, Coriander Powder (Dhania), Garam masala powder, Cumin powder (Jeera), Amchur (Dry Mango Powder), Asafoetida (hing), Salt, Oil, Coriander (Dhania) Leaves   4 Tinda (Apple Gourd) 1 Onion , chopped 2 Tomatoes , chopped 4 cloves Garlic , chopped 1 inch Ginger , chopped 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder 2 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania) 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera) 1/2 teaspoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder) 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing) Salt , to taste Oil 2 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped     10   35     To begin making the Stuffed Bharwa Tinda Recipe, heat a kadai with oil, add ginger and garlic and saute until it softens.Add chopped onions and saute until they turn golden brown, at this point you can add chopped tomatoes and a bit of salt and saute till the tomatoes soften.Add all the spice powders and keep sautéing until the masala combines well. Switch off the heat. Allow the mixture to rest for some time..In the meanwhile, peel the tinda or the apple gourds, slit them on the top cross wise. Do the same for the rest of the tinda.Grind the mixture in the grinder to form a smooth paste and start stuffing the mixture into the cut tinda as much as possible.Heat a pressure cooker, drizzle some oil place the stuffed tinda inside the pressure cooker and gently cook them on low heat. Add the remaining stuffed mixture also and sprinkle some salt and add a cup of water.Pressure cook them for about 3 whistle and allow the pressure to release naturally and serve hot with chopped coriander leaves.Serve the Stuffed Bharwa Tinda Recipe along with jeera rice, phulka and Sweet & Spicy Raw Papaya Moongfali Ki Subzi by the side.