Kovakka Thoran

4 servings
5 Minutes to prepare
10 Minutes to cook

INGREDIENTS

  • 1. Kovakka 1/2 kgs
  • 2. Shallots 10 nos
  • 3. Garlic 5 nos
  • 4. Green chilies 3 nos
  • 5. Curry leaves 1 sprig
  • 6. Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • 7. Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • 8. Oil 3 tbsp
  • 9. Grated coconut 1/2 cups

PREPARATION

1. Chop the ivy gourd into small pieces

2. Mince the shallots and garlic using a mortar and pestle

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

4. Once the mustard seeds splutter add the minced shallots and garlic

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

6. After the chilies soften add turmeric powder and salt

7. Add the chopped kovakka and cook them over a low flame

8. Do not add water; let the kovakka cook under steam

9. 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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