Monday, June 20, 2011

Kovakka / Ivy Gourd Thoran

Kovakkai/Ivy Gourd – 1/4 kg
Onion (Medium size) – 1 no
Grated coconut -4 spoons
Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Salt – to taste
Oil – for fry
1.Clean and cut the Ivy guard(Kovakkai) in to legth wise.
2.Mix the Kovakkai with Onion,Turmeric powder, Red chili powder and Salt.
3.Heat Oil in a pan.Add Mustard Seeds.When popped, reduce flame and add the Kovakkai.Cover the pan with a lid.
4.Once in a while open the lid and fry it to make sure that Kovakkai and  other ingredients is not burnt.
5.When the kovakkai is half cooked mix the coconut.
6.Do this till the Kovakkai is cooked.