Sunday, November 14, 2010

Kovakka Thoran / Ivy Gourd Stir Fry With Coconut


Chopped Kovakka / Ivy Gourd ~ 2 cups
Grated coconut ~ 3/4 cup
Turmeric powder ~ 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds ~ 1/4 tsp
Green chillies ~ 3-4 Nos 
Chopped Onions ~ 1/2 cup
Dry red chillies ~ 2-3 Nos
Mustard seeds
Salt to taste
  • Wash and cut Kovakka / Ivy Gourd vertically and cut it into thin pieces. The pieces will resemble a hemisphere. You can even cut it into thin circles. 
  • Grind grated coconut , turmeric powder, cumin seeds and 2 green chillies , by adding very little water. Just 2-3 pulses on a mixer grinder will be enough
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. 
  • When the mustard seeds start to crackle, add dry red chillies and saute for sometime.  
  • Then add chopped kovakka / ivy gourd, chopped onions,  2 green chillies ( vertically split) and salt. 
  • Saute it for a minute.  
  • And then we can add little water (3-4 tbsp will be enough ) along with ground coconut mixture. 
  • Then cook it covered for 10-15 minutes and then stir it nicely and cook it uncovered for another 5 minutes or till the water evaporates. 
  • Remove from the flame and serve hot with rice.
Happy Cooking....!



Nitha said...

Thats looks so great... korachu choou chorum koode undel... yummm...

indianspicemagic said...

Perfect to have it with rice.

Hari Chandana P said...

Looks perfect and delicious.. lovely recipe :)

Sarah Naveen said...

:) this..

Unknown said...

Kandittu kothi varunnu..Lovely thoran with kovakka..

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