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Ivy Gourd Curry/Kovakkai Pulikulambu

IMG_9401This is a tasty and healthy curry made with ivy gourd. The taste will be so nice and it goes well as a side dish with rice, idli and dosa. The recipe is as follows
Preparation Time: 15minutes

Cooking Time: 30minutes

Ingredients:

  • Ivy Gourd/Tindora/Kovakkai -10
  • Big Onion- 1
  • Tomato -1
  • Garlic -6pods
  • Red chilli powder/Milagai thool -1tblsp
  • Coriander powder/M alli thool -2tsp
  • Turmeric powder/Manjal thool -1tsp
  • Mustad seeds/Kadugu -1tsp
  • Urad Dal/Ukutham Parupu -1/2tsp
  • Tamarind Water -1/2cup (Soak a lemon size tamarind in water and extract the juice)
  • Salt -1tsp or as required
  • Oil -2tblsp +1tblsp or as required

Preparation:

  • Chop onion and tomato into small pieces
  • Wash and chop ivy gourd into two pieces

Procedure:

  • Wash and chop ivy gourd into two pieces
  • Pour oil in a pan
  • Add garlic and onion and fry till onion becomes golden brown in color
  • Then add tomatoes and fry well till it becomes soft
  • Then add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt and mix well and allow to cool and grind it in a mixer
  • Pour 1tblsp oil in a pan
  • Add mustard seeds and after it crackles, add urad dal, curry leaves and ivy gourd and fry well
  • Then add the grinded paste and water and mix well
  • Then add tamarind water and boil till the curry gets thick
  • Ivy Gourd/Kovakkai Curry is now ready!!!

Step by Step Procedure:

Wash and chop ivy gourd into two pieces

IMG_9387Pour oil in a pan. Add garlic and onion and fry till onion becomes golden brown in color

IMG_9386Then add tomatoes and fry well till it becomes soft

IMG_9388Then add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt and mix well and allow to cool and grind it in a mixer

IMG_9389Pour 1tblsp oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and after it crackles, add urad dal, curry leaves and ivy gourd and fry well

IMG_9392Then add the grinded paste and water and mix well

IMG_9393Then add tamarind water and boil till the curry gets thick

IMG_9394Ivy Gourd/Kovakkai Curry is now ready!!!

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