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Kovakaai Fry (Kovakaai Vadhakal) Recipe

Kovakaai Fry (Kovakaai Vadhakal) is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Thursday, 22 June, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Saute Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
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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):

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


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