Kovakkai Theeyal / Ivygourd Curry

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Kovakkai Theeyal / Ivygourd Curry

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 45 Min

Ingredients

Serves : 4
  • Kovakkai / ivygourd: 1/4 kg


  • Shallots: 10 chopped


  • Ginger: 1 small piece chopped


  • Green chillies: 3 slit


  • Curry leaves: 2 sprigs


  • Coconut milk: 1 n 1/2 cups


  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp


  • Red chilli powder: 2 tsp


  • Coriander powder: 2 tsp


  • Coconut oil: 3 tbsp


  • Salt: 1 tsp

Directions

  • Clean and chop kovakkai into long slender pieces.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add Curry leaves, chopped shallots,ginger and green chillies. Toss well for a minute.
  • Add chopped kovakai and saute till it becomes soft and tender.
  • Add turmeric powder,red chilli powder, Coriander powder and salt and mix well.
  • Add coconut milk and mix.
  • Boil till the gravy thickens,add water to adjust the consistency if needed.
  • Switch off the flame once the gravy becomes thick .