Ivy Gourd / Kovakkai / Dondakai Poriyal


Ivy Gourd / Kovakkai – ¼ kg
Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
Dry Red Chilly – 4
Curry Leaves – few
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Broken Black Gram – 1 tsp
Salt – to taste
Cooking Oil

Cooking Instructions:

Wash and clean the ivy gourd / kovakkai and chop it into small cubes. Add ivy gourd in a pressure cooker with enough water and salt and cook it for 2 whistles or until the vegetable is well cooked. Drain the excess water.

Heat 4 tbsp of oil in a pan and sauté it with mustard seeds and broken black gram. Add curry leaves, dry red chilly and onion to it and fry until the onion becomes soft. Add cooked ivy gourd to it and cook until the water is completely absorbed by the dish and the dish becomes dry.


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Sagari said...

poriyal looks beautiful srilekha

Madhavi said...

Nice recipe dear, looks delicious!!!

Sujatha said...

Kovakkai Poriyal looks yummy! I can imagine the combination of Vathakuzhambu and kovakkai poriyal! hmmm.. delicious..

SriLekha said...

thanks priyanka!
thanks sagari!
thanks madhavi!
thanks sujatha!

Sireesha said...

Ivy gourd curry looks delicious and splendid....

SriLekha said...

thanks sireesha!