Bharwa Tinde

Punjabi Masala Stuffed or Bharwa tinde is a special stuffed vegetable recipe with tinde or small pointed gourds slit and then filled up with a spicy masala mix. These stuffed or bharwa tinde are served dry with roasted onions or made into a gravy and enjoyed with rotis.

Round tinde 8
Roasted Til 2 tbsp
Roasted Peanuts 3 tbsp
Dhania-jeera powder
2 tbsp
Finely chopped onions 1/2 Cup
Chopped Dhania 1 Cup
Kadi Patta 1 tbsp
Lal Mirch Powder 2 tbsp
Haldi Powder 1 tbsp
Salt To Taste
Sugar 1 & 1/2 tbsp
Roasted coconut
1 tbsp
Oil For cooking



  1. Cut the tinda from top into squares and deseed the tindas. Keep aside.
  2. Combine the til, coconut and groundnut and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.
  3. Combine the paste, Dhania-jeera powder, onions, coriander, salt, Lal mirch and Haldi powder and mix well.
  4. Divide the filling into 8 equal portions and keep aside.
  5. Fill the tindas with a portion of the filling and close them with their respective square pieces.
  6. Heat 3 tbsp oil in a kadhai and add the mustard seeds.
  7. When the seeds crackle, add the turmeric, chilli powder and the stuffed tindas along with the remaining masalas.
  8. Add the beaten curds and cream and mix well.
  9. Place them in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 10 minutes.
  10. Serve hot.