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Kovakka Thoran

Kovakka Thoran

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 5

Cook Time : 10

Total Time : 15

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • Kovakka 1/2 kgs

  • Shallots 10 nos

  • garlic 5 nos

  • Green chilies 3 nos

  • Curry leaves 1 sprig

  • turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp

  • Oil 3 tbsp

  • Grated coconut 1/2 cups

Directions

  • 01

    Chop the ivy gourd into small pieces

  • 02

    Mince the shallots and garlic using a mortar and pestle

  • 03

    Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds and curry leaves

  • 04

    Once the mustard seeds splutter add the minced shallots and garlic

  • 05

    When garlic and shallots brown add the green chilies and saute for 2-3 minutes

  • 06

    After the chilies soften add turmeric powder and salt

  • 07

    Add the chopped kovakka and cook them over a low flame

  • 08

    Do not add water; let the kovakka cook under steam

  • 09

    Keep stirring in between till the kovakka is cooked

  • 10

    Now add the grated coconut and steam cook again for 3 minutes

  • 11

    Keep stirring in between

  • 12

    Take the stir-fry off the flame after three minutes

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