Thursday, April 19, 2007

Kovakkai Fry

Kovaikkai {Ivy Gourd} Fry:
~ A Dry, Fry Curry.

Making of the Kovakkai Fry:-

Ingredients needed:
1. Kovaikkai 300 gms {Cut into lengthy pieces.}
2. Hing - little
3. Salt to taste
4. Turmeric Powder.
5. Oil 2 table spoons.

Ingredients for Making Curry powder:
1. Coriander Seeds - 2 table spoons.
2. Dry Red Chillies - 4 to 5 ( according to taste)
3. Channa dal (Kadalai Paruppu) - 1 tablespoon
4. Urad dal 1 table spoon
5. Grated Coconut 2 tablespoons
Fry the above in little make into powder.

For Seasoning:
Mustard and Curry Leaves.
1. Heat Oil in a Kadai, add Seasoning and add Kovaikkai pieces and fry for 3 minutes in
medium flame.
2. Sprinkle some water, close with lid and cook for another 2 more minutes.
3. Add Salt, Turmeric, Hing and mix well.
4. Fry vegetables till soft and add sprinkle curry powder generously .
5. Cook till the Vegetable is Coated with curry powder .
* Goes well with Rice and Rotis.

Kovakka Fry


FH said...

Mouthwatering dish.I love the photos too,they are very clear which makes the dish look even more delectable!Thanks girl:))

Bong Mom said...

The photos look yumm and spicy too

DEEPA said...

i love this photo and the dish .Seems to be very spicy

Roopa said...

ymm looks very spicy! the photos are very inviting too!

Celia said...

hi, i read your blog regularly though this is my first comment on the blog.

Today, I tried the same recipe (instead of kovakkaai, I tried kathirikaai). The recipe turned out very ordinary. Though people at home didn't mind eating it, I didn't feel good about it. It had a bitter taste to it which am wondering how to avoid.

Should kathirikaai be prepared differently?

Pavani said...

Hi MT, Kovakkai curry looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

indosungod said...

MT I cook this dish often but with just sambhar powder and not much else. Will have to try adding this powder

Menu Today said...

Hi Asha,
Thank you so much.

Hi Sandeepa,
Thanks, keep visiting.

Hi Deepa,
Thanks a lot.

Hi Roopa,

Hi bindhu,
Kathirikkai can be prepared this way. When making with kathirikkai add few spoons of tamarind juice and little jaggery to take away bitterness. Thanks. Keep visiting.

Hi pavani,
Thanks a lot.

Adding this powder will give fresh masala taste. Tastes better with Rasam Rice.Thanks.

Sia said...

tondekai... ah!!! how i crave for fresh ones... i am not very big fan of frozen tindoras as they dont taste as good and crunchy as the fresh ones:(

Sharmi said...

this never gets old. romba nalla pic.

Seema Bhat said...

Thondekai palya looks great. I make a palya which is very simillar to yours and love it.
Thanx for sharing your version.

Anonymous said...

Love kovakkai! Nice presentation

Prema Sundar said...

Picture looks really good MT. good recipe .. I prepare a bit diferently with peanuts.

Suganya said...

First time to ur blog....Ur fry looks nice.... u have a nice blog...

Menu Today said...

Hi Supriya,
Fresh ones always taste nice. Thanks.

Hi Sharmi,
Thanks. Keep visiting.

Hi Seema,
Thanks for visiting. I tried out your version of Aloo Methi and it came out well. Thanks.

Hi Hema,
Thanks. Keep visiting.

Hi Vani,
Thanks for visiting my blog and keep visiting.

Hi prema,
Thanks a lot . I will update tamilian recipies soon. Delay , due to some personal work.

Hi Sukanya,
Thanks for visiting. Keep visiting.

PranisKitchen said...

this recipe is similar to palya...looks delicious...