Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Easy Kovakkai Fry / Ivy Gourd Fry

Ivygourd (Coccinia indica) is known as kovakai in Tamil has lot of health benefits. It is good for diabetic people as it is said to control some enzymes that are actually involved in sugar production. Moreover, in Ayurveda Ivygourd is used for skin allergy and fever. Ivy gourd contains beta-carotene and also it is rich in protein and fiber.

Ingredients :

1. Ivy gourd/Kovakkai - 1 Cup (Chopped)
2. Sambar Powder - 1 tsp
3. Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
4. Turmeric Powder - A Pinch
5. Tamarind Paste - 1/4 tsp
6. Mustard - 1/2 tsp
7. Curry Leaves - A Few
8. Salt - Needed Qty
9. Oil - 2 tsp




Procedure :

1. Wash and chop Ivy gourd / kovakkai into pieces.

2. In a pan heat oil. Splutter mustard. Add curry leaves.

3. Add chopped kovakkai and fry for few minutes in medium flame.

4. Now, add salt, sambar powder and coriander powder. Combine everything together. 

5. Saute in medium flame for few minutes. Add tamarind paste and a little water. Mix the contents well.

6. Close the pan with a lid. Allow to cook on medium flame.

7. Serve as a side to any rice.

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14 comments:

Prathima Rao said...

Super easy & super yummm!!!
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Ms.Chitchat said...

Very nice looking sabji, love it any time, goes well with sambar rice,especially.

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priya satheesh said...

Yummy n perfect with rice!!

Meena Selvakumaran said...

looks so crisp,will definitely go down well with kids.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

delicious and simple curry!!! thanks for sharing!!
Sowmya
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Ramya Krishnamurthy said...

easy and crunchy fry:)

Helen Prabha said...

very healthy fry....

Priya Suresh said...

Quick and delicious stir fry,prefect side dish for curd rice.

Priya R said...

very delicious veg recipe dear :)

divya said...

yummy n delicious fry..

uma shankar said...

tastes great with sambar rice!

Shama Nagarajan said...

Interesting and yummy .

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