Kovakkai / Ivy Gourd / Dondakai Masala

Ingredients:

Kovakkai- 250gms (cut lengthwise)
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Coriander Powder- 2 tsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp or adjust to your taste
Turmeric Powder- ½ tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - few
Salt - to taste
Cooking Oil

Cooking Instructions:




Heat oil in a pan and sauté it with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add the chopped onion and ginger garlic paste and fry till the onions become soft. Add coriander powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder and fry for a while until the raw smell leaves off the dish. Add water a little if required in this stage. Now add kovakkai pieces to it and fry a while. Add little amount of water (since we are going to prepare dry masala) and let the vegetable to cook well. Once the vegetables is cooked and become soft, switch off the flame and transfer it to the serving bowl.

Side Dish: Goes well with hot rice

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19 comments:

Navita said...

He he he..sure buddy!:)
Ivy gourd is new to me.

Gita's Kitchen said...

I usually add only chili powder and salt when frying kovakai, this one is good variation for me, the spices used here are real good...

Sara said...

This sounds really interesting, I've never had curry leaves before - I'll have to look for them in the market.

Keerthana said...

I love ivy gourd stir fry..looks lovely

Cynthia said...

Happy Holidays!

lan said...

srilekha
you have a wonderful blog here.
we don't make kovakka like this and i love new ways to cook things. just happen to have some in the freezer. will give it a try.

SriLekha said...

thank u everybody for ur lovely comments!

Preety said...

i love this sabji, we call it KUNDROO,but its rarely availavle in grocery stores now a days:C

Usha said...

One of my favorites, looks yum :-)

AnuSriram said...

That looks delicious and spicy!

Sharmi said...

it has been so long since I made them. I feel hungry now, since didn't have my lunch. your valakkai is also making my tummy growl:)

Archy said...

Wow, I make the same way but never used ginger garlic paste, shall surely try.. Looks nice and spicy !! Happy Holidays Srilekha..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

tindora goes great with rotis.. i am hungry now seeing your pic :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow spicy recipe.

Bharathy said...

I too make alsost the same way..blogged recently too :)

Will try my best to participate, dear..
Going home(mom's place) for hols..so a bit tied up :)

Purnima said...

SriL,
Wonderul blog here,lovely layout, very organised n different frm other blogs...hw do u do it? :D The upperi looks too good, one of my fave veggies (konkanis hv a festive version - 'BibbyA Upkari' where kov. and cashew are used in equal amount and the flavor awesome!) May be wd post it sometime in future! Thks for your nice words!

SriLekha said...

thank u every body for ur sweet comments!

TBC said...

Came here through your comment on my blog. This is one of my fav vegetables.:D

Happy New Year!

SriLekha said...

thanks TBC!