October 19, 2019
Cookery

Kovakkai Fry

Kovakkai Fry is a simple and easy stir fry recipe made with ivy gourd or also known as tindora. Lets have a look at the recipe.

Ingredients

For Masala Paste:

  • ¾ cup coconut, grated
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 5 dried red chilli

For Tempering:

  • 3 tsp oil
  • ¾ tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • few curry leaves
  • 3 cup thondekai / tindora / ivy gourd, sliced
  • ½ cup cashew / kaju, soaked
  • 1 tsp jaggery
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup water

How to make Kovakkai Fry

  • firstly, prepare masala by taking ¾ cup coconut, 1 tsp mustard and 5 dried red chilli.
  • blend to coarse masala paste without adding any water.
  • in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil and splutter ¾ tsp mustard, 1 tsp urad dal, 1 tsp chana dal, 1 dried red chilli and few curry leaves.
  • add 3 cup sliced thondekai, ½ cup cashew and stir fry for a minute.
  • further add 1 tsp jaggery, ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp salt and mix well.
  • additionally add ¼ cup water, cover and cook for 10 minutes on low to medium.
  • cook until tindora is cooked well yet retain its shape.
  • add in the prepared masala paste and mix well.
  • mix until the masala is coated well.
  • finally, enjoy thondekai palya with hot steamed rice.

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