Thursday, September 02, 2010

Kovakai / Ivy Gourd / Tindora / Kundru / Koval Kuttu

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Kovakai  ( Tindora or Ivy Gourd )  kootu  is a delicious South Indian recipe.  Today, I felt bored n lazy to enter  kitchen ... I  planned a good n simple menu, which helps me to finish off cooking in less time.   I made Sundakai kuzhambu, kovakai kootu and pappads.  This Kootu is a lentil based curry,  an  authentic and very healthy dish.  It is  easy to make and an unfailing favorite.  My DH likes this kootu very much. This pairs excellent with  vathal kuzhambu or  poricha kuzhambu  rice.
Health benefits:
This excellent vegetable is a good source of protein and fibre..  It contains beta carotene, a major vitamin A precursor from plant sources. Also, it  plays an important role in diabetes control,  by suppressing the activity of certain enzymes involved in glucose production.  So,  lets add this healthy n tasty veg in our daily menu atleast once a week..!!!
Here is the recipe for kovakai kootu…!
Ingredients:
  • Kovakai                                    - 250 g
  • Moong dal                                - 1 handful
  • Oil                                            - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric pwd                            - a pinch
  • Green chilly                               - 1 or 2
  • Onion                                       - ½
  • Tomato                                     - 1
  • Coconut pieces                         - ¼ cup
  • Jeera                                        - 1 tsp
  • Mustard                                    - ¼ tsp
  • Split urad dal                            - ½ tsp
  • Red chilly                                  - 1
  • Asafetida                                  - a pinch
  • Curry leaves                              - 5 to 6
  • Salt to taste
Method:
  1. Wash and chop kovakai to small round pieces.
  2. Cook the vegetable with moong dal, turmeric pwd, green chilly, onion and  tomato.
  3. Wet grind and keep, coconut and jeera.
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan.
  5. Season with mustard, split urad dal, red chilly, asafetida and curry leaves.
  6. Smash the cooked contents slightly, and transfer in pan.
  7. Add salt and combine.
  8. Add ground coconut paste and mix well.
  9. Allow to boil for 2 more mins.
  10. Remove from flame and serve hot.
  11. Healthy and tasty kovakai kootu ready to taste.
             Pairs best with vathakuzhambu or poricha kuzhambu.   ...!!!
Have a wonderful day...:)
With Regards,

42 comments:

  1. Hi Jay,

    A very healthy curry indeed...

    Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  2. Never tried kovakka this way..nice one....

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  3. வித்தியாசமான கூட்டு ரொம்ப நல்லாயிருக்கு...

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  4. A very new way to make ivy gourds..looks delicious dear!!

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  5. A healthy and a delicious curry!

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  6. Never tried kootu with kovakkai,urs look and sounds tasty.Sure to try :)

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  7. I am not a big fan of kovaikkai. But seeing the photo......... it looks so good. You are awesome!

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  8. I have seen this vegetable but have never tried it. I'll have to give it a try as your dish looks so tasty.

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  9. it looks yummy n nice colour..

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  10. I love the Kundru, nice version to try out.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  11. very different kootu, itried currry and vathakulambhu out ofthis,sounds interesting

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  12. Lovely kootu. I just variety of fry with the ivy gourd. Yours sounds good. I'm doing this the next I buy the veggie !!

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  13. Never tired Koval Kuttu, very interesting am sure it tasted great, would love eat with few papads :)

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  14. very nice recipe.. looks really good.. thanks for sharing !!

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  15. Thanx for your lovely feedback...:)
    Keep visiting...! Happy Blogging...!!!

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  16. This looks wonderful Jay!
    Very healthy and delicious!
    Have a wonderful day~

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  17. its different...sure do try this...

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  18. Kootu looks simply delicious..

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  19. I usually prepare tindora fry and poriyal but never a curry like this. Will surely give a try..Nice recipe!

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  20. never tried kootu withis veggie ...looks delicious

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  21. Kootu looks great. Gotta try this one.

    http://aaha-oho.blogspot.com/

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  22. Very healthy curry..looks very tasty too....

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  23. hey great recipe, i never knew what to do with this dish

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  24. Thanx everyone...:D
    I really appreciate your time..!

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  25. Yummy Kovakka curry.Nice recipe:)

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  26. Jay, this looks really beautiful. You have a fortunate family. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  27. I always like simple koottu like this very much. There are special and grand for me:) Koottu looks delicious dear.

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  28. this is deliciously perfect and healthy...

    http://rasoithekitchen.blogspot.com/

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  29. thnx fr the lovely comments Jaya :).

    DId not know tindoras cud look so good!!

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  30. Kovakkai is a fav veggie at home..never had it like this though..looks yummm

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  31. lovely koottu, colourful clicks, yum yum

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  32. lovely pictures & yummy ......

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  33. Excellent kootu with excellent pics!!!

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  34. Dear All,

    Thanque for dropping by...;)

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  35. Its new to me.. must try once..Looks nice :)

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  36. i love this side dish dear... pleasant looking pictures...

    http://akilaskitchen.blogspot.com

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