Simple Kerala Style Kovakka Thoran/ Ivy Gourd Stir Fry With Coconut

Ivy gourd is rich in beta-carotene and fiber. I love when kovakka is made in Kerala style. You can make a variety of dishes using kovakka. You can make kundroo curry, kundroo mezhukkupuratti or you can even put kundroo in sambar.

Let’s start with a very simple dish, which can be accompanied with steamed rice and simple dal.

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Simple Kerala Style Kovakka Thoran/ Ivy Gourd Stir Fry With Coconut

Prep time             : 10 minutes
Cooking time     : 20 minutes
Total time           : 30 minutes

Servings      : 3

Category     : Side dish
Cuisine        : South Indian, Kerala

Ingredients:

250 Gms ivy gourd/ kovakka/ kundroo
Salt to taste

To crush:

1 Small onion
2-3 Green chilies
1/4 Cup grated coconut
1/4 Teaspoon turmeric powder

For seasoning:

1 Teaspoon mustard seeds
1 Teaspoon coconut oil
Curry leaves

Preparation:

  • Wash, cut off the ends and slice kovakka thinly lengthwise and chop them in small pieces.
  • Crush the ingredients given above and keep it aside.

Method:

  • Heat oil and add mustard seeds, when splutters add curry leaves.
  • Add in the chopped kovakka and salt. Sauté for few minutes.
  • Keep the flame low and cover it with the lid. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now, add in the crushed mixture and mix slightly.
  • Cook for another 5 minutes covering the lid on a low flame, stirring occasionally. Check for salt.
  • Now, remove the lid and keep sautéing until all water evaporates completely and gets crunchy.

Serve with steamed rice and simple dal.

 

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