Kovakka / Tindora is the only vegetable that I don't like. Sometimes I make thoran with it, as its my husband's favorite. When i tasted this dish from my friend's place, I was sure that this is something i should share in "Lemon n Spice", as it was a twist to normal Kovakka / Ivy Gourd dishes. Thanks for the recipe Sowmya Vineeth :)
How to make Kovakka Ularthiyathu / Tindora / Ivy Gourd Sabzi?
Preparation Time : 15min
Serves : 4
Kovakka / Ivy Gourd : 250g, cut into thin rounds
Oil : 2tbsp
Salt : 1/4tsp
For the masala :
Onion : 1, medium size, finely chopped
Tomato : 1, medium size finely chopped
Cumin Powder : 1/2tsp (or 1tsp Cumin seeds)
Shredded Coconut : 1/2Cup
Turmeric Powder : 1/4tsp
Chilly powder : 1/2tsp
Salt : 1/2tsp
Combine everything in a wide bowl and mix well using your hand. Keep aside.
1. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan and add kovakka with salt. Stir fry for 4-6minutes or till kovakka is cooked but crunchy. (Make sure that you are not covering the pan during the entire cooking.)
2. Add the masala we kept aside and combine well with the kovakka. Stir fry again till the masala is cooked and covers on each kovakka slices.
3. Serve warm with rice / chappathi.