Tindora Curry Recipe | Kovakkai Poriyal | Thondekayi Palya

Tindora Curry Recipe | Kovakkai Poriyal | Thondekayi Palya


Hi folks, I'm here with another stir fry recipe "Tindora Curry or Kovvakai Poriyal". Tindora is a tropical plant hailing from the pumpkin family. It is a crunchy spicy side dish and it goes well with sambar rice, rasam rice, mor kuzhambu, chappathi, etc. Tindora is also known as Ivy Gourd and Scarlet Gourd in English, Kovakkai in Tamil, Thondekayi in Kannada, Dondakaaya in Telugu, and Tendli in Marathi.


Tindora Curry Recipe | Kovakkai Poriyal | Thondekayi Palya


Ingredients: (Serves - 2)


1. Tindora - 300 grams
2. Cilantro - 4 sprigs
3. Red chili powder - 1 tsp
4. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
5. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
6. Salt - As per taste


For Seasoning:


1. Oil - 1 to 2 tbsp
2.Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
3. Urad dal - 1 tsp
4. Curry leaves - 2 tbsp chopped
5. Asafoetida / hing - 2 pinches.


Tindora Curry Recipe | Kovakkai Poriyal | Thondekayi Palya


Procedure:


1. Wash and chop tindora into a lengthwise or round shape as per your preference.


Tindora Curry Recipe | Kovakkai Poriyal | Thondekayi Palya


2. Keep a heavy-bottomed pan on a medium flame and pour oil.


Tindora Curry Recipe | Kovakkai Poriyal | Thondekayi Palya


3. Once the oil is hot, put mustard seeds and let it crackle.


Tindora Curry Recipe | Kovakkai Poriyal | Thondekayi Palya


4. Put urad dal, fry for a minute. Then add curry leaves and asafoetida.


Tindora Curry Recipe | Kovakkai Poriyal | Thondekayi Palya


5. Put the chopped tindora and saute for few minutes. 


Tindora Curry Recipe | Kovakkai Poriyal | Thondekayi Palya


6. Pour 150 ml of water or more if required.


Tindora Curry Recipe | Kovakkai Poriyal | Thondekayi Palya


7. Cover it with a lid and cook on a low medium flame. (Note: Tindora takes a longer time to cook. It took almost 20 minutes for me).


Tindora Curry Recipe | Kovakkai Poriyal | Thondekayi Palya


8. Once it is cooked well and soft to touch, add salt, turmeric powder, red chili, and coriander powder.


Tindora Curry Recipe | Kovakkai Poriyal | Thondekayi Palya


9. Mix it well and cook for 5 minutes. Then turn off the flame!


Tindora Curry Recipe | Kovakkai Poriyal | Thondekayi Palya


10. Garnish with some fresh chopped cilantro. (Note: You can add some fresh shredded coconut in the end to enhance the taste).


Tindora Curry Recipe | Kovakkai Poriyal | Thondekayi Palya


Tindora curry is ready to be served. Enjoy!


Tindora Curry Recipe | Kovakkai Poriyal | Thondekayi Palya


*Health Benefits of Ivy Gourd / Tindora: 
(*taken from Google and Wikipedia)


1. It contains beta-carotene.
2. An important source of Vitamin A which is good for eyesight.
3. It contains Vitamin C that prevents common cold and flu.
4. Rich source of protein, fiber, iron, calcium, antioxidants.
5. Good for diabetes
6. It eases bowel movement.


Check out my other stir fry/ dry curry recipes: (Click on the recipe for the link)



Try this spicy kovvakai poriyal with rice or roti and let me know how it turns out. Thank you for viewing my recipe. Happy cooking and have a great day:)


Comments

  1. Well explained & beautifully photographed,
    Kovakai Gopika !

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  2. Very nice! One can add freshly grated coconut at the end to enhance the taste further!

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    1. Yes uncle, adding some grated coconut in Kovakkai curry tastes so delicious. I will put that in a note. Thank you for your tip:)

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  3. Step by step procedure has been well explained with captivating pics.
    Good luck Poriyal Rani !

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    1. Lol..:) Thanks a lot for your compliment:)

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