Kovakka Mezhukkupuratty (Tindora /Ivy gourd Fry)

Kovakka wasn't a favourite veg of mine while growing up , mainly due to the fact that no matter it was summer or monsoon , it  sure did occupy a place in the dinner table always. [I believed there were only two seasons summer and monsoon ,( choodum mazhayum), until i came to my senses later in life] Most of the  households in my place had a backyard vegetable garden , where Kovakka/ivygourd was
an evergreen item .  The only thing i liked about it was the  shade they offer , we children used to play underneath :). But  when we move away from the comforts of our home, we miss a lot of things that we take for granted before....and this recipe is one of that kind :)...


Ingredients:-
Kovakka/Tindoora - 250 gms
Onion chopped - 1
Crushed garlic - 2 cloves
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves
Mustard seeds
Salt to taste
Oil
Method :-

Clean and Slice Kovakka/tindora lengthwise . Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds .
When they pop up add chopped onion and curry leaves and saute till they are soft 4-5  minutes.
Add crushed garlic and fry it again for 2-3 minutes.Add chili powder and turmeric powder and combine it well. Slide in the tindoora pieces and toss it well so that it get mixed with the masala.
Sprinkle 3-4 tspns of water and cook it covered till they are soft . Uncover it, and  let it stand on a medium flame till it get fried .take care not to burn it by stirring occasionally.!!!
Serve warm !!
Cheers!!

57 comments:

Padhu said...

I love kovakkai .Picture looks fantastic and is really tempting me

Gayathri said...

nice great recipe simple too will try and let you know..stop by my blog and leave ur comments if u can read tamil , well my tamil !?#

Madhuri said...

nice recipe... one of my fav veggie..neat pic

Nitha said...

one of my favorites.. nice click..

Mythreyi Dilip said...

I'm fond of Kovakkai fry but haven't tried this way, looks delicious dear. And the presentation and pictures are adorable:)

Angie's Recipes said...

Love all the summer gourds! This looks very delicious.

Priti said...

Looks simply delicious...love the pics dear

shanthi said...

I love kovakka. The picture is tempting and wonderful

Uma said...

beautiful click!

Satya said...

what a beautiful clicks which makes it more tempting ,i love it

suma said...

Simple, easy and delicious!!

AshKuku said...

I love this prep too..... I love this veggie only in Southern style.... With coconut :-) Lovely picture.....

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

An Open Book said...

will u believe me if i said i didnt even know such a veg existed until i got married :)

Nikki said...

Hey thats nice looking tindora recipe..I usually dont like to cook this veggie,(coz takes a long time to cook )but as this one will be almost steamed so i'm guessing it will be fasted than frying.

Nandini said...

Wow! Kovakkai is my favorite veggie! My family's simple classic favorite with some curd rice!

sangii said...

yummmm...2nd pic kandittu oronnayi edukkan thonnunnunneda!

divya said...

one of my favorites.. nice click..

Parita said...

Ivy gourd never looked to tasty to me!

Swathi said...

Sarah,

Innele undakiyathe ullo. Sarah post cheyuthu vallo. Kollam Enniku valare ishtamanu.

Kairali sisters said...

Adipoli kovakka fry, looks yummo..

Love
Kairali sisters

Suja Sugathan said...

Love kovakkai fry..never tried this way,this looks absolutely delicious...yummy

Hamaree Rasoi said...

This is a very healthy dish. Graet pics as well.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Kovakkai is my one my favorite !! Pics looks awesome...

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Amazing pic and this dish looks so delicious dear...

Az said...

I am still trying to create a taste bud for this green veggie :)... the pictures are awesome!!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Not my fav veggie though...it looks tasty...nice inspiring clicks

Vidhya said...

It looks delicious and nice clicks!

♥Aps♥ said...

A neat click nd lovely recipe!!!

Nithya said...

This is an ever favorite veggi for me. Love it loads. Your first click is super cute :)

Ann said...

Beautiful click Sarah...:)...

Madhavi said...

This is my mom's all time fav veggi :)) Nice recipe dear!!

Sayantani said...

same here Sarah. Ma till date have managed to grow this in our backyard. but I love it. we make fries, Posto (with poppy seeds paste), Charchari and even boiled with potatoes. your vresion looks perfect with a bowl of rice and dal. we get it in abundance here, even had our dinner with Potato-kundli posto. so will make this soon.

Rach said...

I love Gerkins, yummy! Awesome clicks :)

Yummy Team said...

Lovely stirfry with kovakka..I make this often with just green chillies, oil and salt..Will try your version next time..

Krishnaveni said...

delicious kovakka masala...great

Rachana said...

Such a delicious stir-fry! The Clicks are just excellent :-)

panchpakwan said...

Looks simple and delicious..

Umm Mymoonah said...

Yummy looking kovakai served in a nice bowl, pictures look really good.

Sathya Sankar said...

Stir-fry looks delicious, lovely clicks!

Shriya said...

Beautiful click and kovakai curry looks absolutely yummy. Simple yet delicious recipe.

Turmericnspice said...

curry looks awesome....clicks are just amazing!! u have a beautiful blog

reanaclaire said...

never taken this type of vegetables before.. an eye opener for me..


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reanaclaire.com

Reshmi said...

the dish z so simple but ur pretty clicks will give anyone's eyes a big bunch of surprise sarah....i loved it...

Sushma Mallya said...

Delicious stir fry sarah

BeenaShylesh said...

adipolli ayittundu sarah.....kittiyal kurachu kazhikkam ayirunnu....

BeenaShylesh said...

adipolli ayittundu sarah.....kittiyal kurachu kazhikkam ayirunnu....

Priya said...

Simply delicious, tempting tindora stir fry..

jais said...

nice dear. nalla click anu ketto. pinne chorinu adipoli combo

AdukalaVishesham said...

one of our fav veggie... we both love it... we also make it same way..

munchcrunchandsuch said...

I was never a fan of it until I came here..beautiful click as always

GayathriRaj said...

Hey thats a nice one as usual Sarah...and the pics was fabulous....always stir fries are very simple and the beeter choice i feel...

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viju

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Sreelekha Sumesh said...

ethu entem fav anu.kidu pic!

Nostalgia said...

Growing up I didn't make so much of it either but now I quite like it.

Suman Singh said...

looks simply delicious..yummie!

PranisKitchen said...

my favorite veggie i like it at anytime.. thoran or mezhukkupiratti whatever it is i like that.. this mezhukkupiratti looks so delicious.. nicely cut one

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