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Besan Tindora Sabji - Crisp Air Fryer Kundru

Tindora or Kundru is a common gourd in India. Juicy and refreshing it can be cooked in several ways. This recipe makes crisp Tindora, ready within minutes in an air fryer and perfect with any meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: air fryer, besan, kundru, tindora
Author: Kanika Samra


  • Air Fryer


  • 2 lbs Tindora/Kundru/Ivy Gourd
  • 3-4 tbsp Besan/gram flour can also use chickpea flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli powder adjust to taste
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 2-4 cracks Black pepper
  • Olive Oil spray or any cooking oil


  • Wash and dry tindora. Chop into discs about half an inch thick or less, as uniform as possible.
  • In a bowl measure besan, salt, turmeric, chilli powder, coriander and black pepper. Mix well.
  • Next, mix spiced besan into chopped kundru. Coat all the chopped kundru.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 F. 
  • Spray oil into air fryer basket to avoid stickage.
  • Lay kundru in air fryer basket in a uniform layer. Work in batches if necessary. Close air fryer and set it for 10 minutes, at 350 F. Check at the end of this time, toss the kundru to turn them. Cook for another 5-10 minutes at 350 F to get a crisp texture.
  • Besan Tindora is ready to eat. Tiny bits of besan will drop to the bottom. They crisp up well. Use these as garnish. Serve with rice and dal or, dal, chapati/paratha and dahi.


Read the post to learn about cooking food safely in an Air Fryer to reduce chances of producing acrylamide.