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Recipe for Indian Squash Curry

Indian Squash Vegetable (Tinday ki sabzi)

It is grown in South Asia and is mostly available in summer. South Asian people like to cook it with mutton or beef. It is also cooked with chicken. But standalone it is cooked and is a very delicious and nutritious vegetable.

It contains anti-inflammatory agents known to prevent heart disease, cancer and blood pressure. Indian Squash (tinday) is a high fiber diet and improves digestion and it is also known to slow down the aging process. I personally like it when cooked without meat.

Here I will share my recipe for cooking Indian Squash (tinday) which is mouthwatering and nutritious. I generally cook it on low heat which makes it more delicious.

Here is the recipe, cook, eat and enjoy.


Indian Squash (Tinday) ½ Kg

Ghee or oil ½ cup

1 large onion (slice finely)

1 tomato (diced)

½ teaspoon red chili powder

1 teaspoon ginger paste

1 teaspoon garlic paste

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder


  • Peel the Indian Squash (tinda) and cut them in any shape you like
  • Take a cooking pan and pour oil in it and put it on a medium flame
  • Add onions and sauté for two to three minutes
  • When onions are soft and light brown add onion and garlic paste and tomato and sauté for 2 minutes
  • Add red chili powder, salt and turmeric powder and sauté for 30 seconds
  • Lower the flame to the minimum and add Indian Squash (tinday) and stir 3 to 4 times and cover it with a lid
  • Keep it on low flame for 15 minutes, Indian Squash or tinday are soft now. If there is some extra water you can dry it or eat with water
  • They are delicious both ways.
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Thanks and stay healthy!

If you liked this try some of  our other vegetarian recipes such as Taley Baingan, Fried Okra and Karhi.

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  1. This is my one of the yummy Indian recipe frnd.. I like it

  2. Annapoorni

    looks so tempting

  3. This looks delicious OMG!!! Maybe I should try this

  4. This looks delicious OMG!!!

  5. This looks delicious!!!

  6. This sounds delicious and a pretty simple recipe! I love any and all squash dishes. I’m looking forward to making this one.

  7. Everything with curry is delicious! I will try the recipe as soon as I can, Thank you!


  8. This looks delicious! Really need to have a go at making it!

  9. Looks delicious! Definitely food goals right there!

  10. Kristina

    This looks delicious! Need to try making it 🙂

  11. Kaustubh

    That’s some serious food-goals you set have for foodies like me. Can’t wait to try it.

  12. This just might be squash recipe that I need to try. I have just started eating squash

  13. Looks great! Could I used another type of squash if I can’t find the Indian variety?

  14. Looks great! Could I used another type of squash if I can’t find the Indian variety?

  15. Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh….I really hope I can get Tinday, here in Kampala! Otherwise, it’s a sure meal for me, Daima honey. Thanks for sharing.


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