Kovakaai Fry (Kovakaai Vadhakal)

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/2 kg - Kovakkaai (ivy gourd)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 /2 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • Ingredients for Seasoning:
  • 1 tsp - oil
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp - urad dal

How to Make Kovakaai Fry (Kovakaai Vadhakal)

  • Clean the Kovakkaai (ivy gourd) under running water and chop them vertically.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds.
  • When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add urad dal and fry it till it becomes golden brown colour.
  • Add chopped Kovakkaai (ivy gourd) and mix well. Add 1 tbsp of oil for the Kovakkaai (ivy gourd) to fry.
  • Now add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder and mix well.
  • Keep the flame in medium and allow the Kovakkaai (ivy gourd) to fry completely. Mix it occasionally every 3-4 minutes.
  • When the Kovakkaai (ivy gourd) is almost fried, keep the flame in low and allow for deep fry.
  • The Kovakkaai fry/Kovakkaai Vadhakal is ready to serve.
  • Recipe courtesy: Subbu's Kitchen.