September 12, 2012

Kovakkai poriyal / Tindora fry / Ivy gourd fry

Kovakkai fry is a yummy simple fry that tastes great with  for sambar/rasam rice.I love this vegetable .This is not a familiar veg to me,as i never seen this veg in my home town.After marriage when we stayed at Bangalore I come over this veggie and liked the taste.Here in Leeds this is one of the veg that is available all time.So I used to do this very frequently and also my kid likes it too much.Besides kovakkai has lots of medicinal values too ,its rich in minerals,protein and fibre and good for diabetics.And here comes the recipe….Try it and see…and let me know your outcome






Kovakkai -  1/2 kg

Turmeric powder / Manjal thool – 1/2 tsp

Chilli powder / Milagai thool – 1 tsp

Coriander powder/ Kothamalli thool – 1 tsp

Coconut – grated 2 tsp

Mustard seeds / Kadugu – 1/2  tsp

Uraddal / Ulunthamparuppu – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 spring

Asafoetida / Perungaya thool – a pinch

salt to taste

oil – 2 tbsp




Wash the tindora and trim the edge.Cut  the veggie in to thin slices.




Heat oil in a kadai  and splutter mustard seeds and  urad dal .Add the curry leaves and asafoetida and fry for few seconds.Add the veggie and saute them well for few mins.


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Then add the dry powders and salt and mix them .


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Cook the veggie in medium heat till it turn soft and shrinks in size and changes colour.Stir in between to avoid burning.




Now add the grated coconut and mix.And fry for few mins and switch off.


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Serve this fry as a side dish for sambar rice or any variety rice.



Unknown said...

Simple and delicious stir fry..

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Unknown said...

I have had this only over the last decade I want to say and it is certainly been a cultivated taste - but I love it now - you subzi looks really healthy and delicious

Unknown said...

Looking delicious dear.

virunthu unna vaanga said...

oh yummy tamil... today in my home too kovakai fry but my mom prepared in different way...

Ramya said...

Wow u managed to slice it soo thinly:-) Even i love this veggie

Beena said...

Yummy and delicious

Sahasra Recipes said...

Lovely fry.

AparnaRajeshkumar said...

i make this to mix with my rice :) its my fav veggie

Priya Suresh said...

Love this simple n delicious poriyal simply with curd rice.

Reva said...

My favourite veggie.. I love this anytime. The only thing is I slice them into rounds which takes a long time..

Shama Nagarajan said...

Super likes for this Veggie...Join me in Know your Flours-Corn Flour , Fast Food - Pasta event , Know you natural Sweetness - Honey events in my blog.

Santosh Bangar said...

simple healthy stire

Roshni said...

i really love kovakka.. you have made it well

Divya A said...

Lovely stir-fry with good flavors :) Nice one dear :)
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Suryaprabha said...

It's been so long i had this fry... Looking healthy and yummy!!


Shobha said...

This is a vegetable I miss a lot...we don't find it in Brazil..

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Very flavorful tindora stir fry. Looks inviting.

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Jayanthy Kumaran said...

this is absolutely adorable..nice try
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Unknown said...

havent made this in a while since my hubby doesnt like this sabji, But you are tempting me to make this

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Home Cooked food said...

This is my favorite vegetable.

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