Monday, December 9, 2013

Kovakka Pepper Poriyal /(Tindora/Ivy gourd)

Kovakka / Tindora in one veggie which we all love to have at home, whether it is fried, or mezhukkupuratti. It is a rich source of Vitamin A,  Vitamin C and Beta-carotene. This can be served as a side dish with rice or rotti.

  1. Kovakka / Tindora / Ivy Gourd - 1/4 Kg
  2. Onion finely  sliced - 1 small
  3. Turmeric powder - 1/4 Tsp
  4. Pepper powder - 1 Tsp
  5. Cumin crushed - a pinch
  6. Garlic crushed - 3
  7. Curry Leaves 1 sprig
  8. Salt - to taste
  9. Coconut Oil /Oil - 1 Tbsp

  • Cut the kovakka/tindora into fine round slices.
  • In a bowl mix in kovakka/tindora, sliced onions, turmeric powder, pepper powder , curry leaves and salt.
  • Heat a kadai, add oil, add the mix in it. Sir for a minute and cook closed. Check in between, do not burn it.
  • Add a little more oil if needed.
  • When cooked, off the flame and add crushed cumin and garlic.
  • Serve with rice , chappathi.

Sending this to cook-with-comfort event by Sapana ,South Indian cooking hosted by nandoo an event by Anu


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