Kovakka (Ivygourd) Thoran

 

 

Kovakka thoran

 

 

Ingredients

1. Kovakka / ivy gourd / tindora – 20 – 25, sliced lengthwise into 4 pieces and chopped (Makes around 2.5 – 3 cups)

    Onion – 1/2 small, finely chopped

    Curry leaves – 1 sprig

    Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

    Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

    Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp

2. Grated coconut – 1/2 cup

3. Salt – To taste

4. Oil –  2 – 3 tsp

   Mustard seeds – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp

   Dried red chilies –  2, broken

Method

Heat oil in a cheena chatti at medium heat. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dried red chilies. Add the chopped kovakka, chopped onion, curry leaves, turmeric powder, chilly powder and cumin powder. Mix well. Add 1/4 cup water and mix well. Cover and cook for 8 – 10 minutes. Open the lid and add the grated coconut. Close with a lid and cook for 3 – 4 minutes. Open and stir-fry until dry, or for a minute or so. Switch off. Serve with rice and a curry.

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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