Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kovakka thoran/ Ivy Gourd fry

1. Ivy gourd/Kovakka - 1 lb
2. Grated Coconut - 3 tbsp
3. Onion - 1 medium sized
4. Green chilly - 1no.
5. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
6. Curry leaves - few
7. Salt to taste
8. Oil - 1 tsp

1. Cut ivy gourd lengthwise and marinate with salt, green chilly, grated coconut, thinly sliced onion and curry leaves for half an hour.

2. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and add the marinated ivy gourd. Cook them covered on medium flame for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. There is no need to add water.

Kovakka thoran is ready to serve as a side dish with rice.

It tastes best when kovakka is crunchy and not overcooked.

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