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.
Then add the dry powders and salt and mix them .
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.
Serve this fry as a side dish for sambar rice or any variety rice.