Kovakkai poriyal recipe | Kovakkai fry recipe | Thondekai palya recipe | Tindora fry recipe

kovakkai poriyal recipe | Thondekai palya recipe | Tindora fry recipe



Kovakkai poriyal recipe | Thondekai palya recipe | Kovakkai fry recipe | Tindora fry


Kovakkai poriyal recipe | Thondekai palya recipe | Kovakkai fry recipe | Dondakaaya veppudu | Tindora stir fry | Ivy gourd fry with detailed stepwise photos.

Tindora is a tropical plant hailing from the pumpkin family. Tindora stir fry is a crunchy & spicy side dish that goes well with sambar rice, rasam rice, mor kuzhambu, chappathi, etc.

Tindora is also known as Ivy Gourd/Scarlet Gourd in English, Kovakkai in Tamil, Thondekayi in Kannada, Dondakaaya in Telugu, and Tendli in Marathi.


Kovakkai poriyal recipe | Thondekai palya recipe | Kovakkai fry recipe | Tindora fry recipe

Recipe Name - Kovakkai poriyal recipe | Thondekai palya recipe | Kovakkai fry recipe | Tindora fry 

Serves - 2 
Region - South Indian
Course - Dry curry | Poriyal
Prep time - 10 mins | Cook time - 25 mins | Total time - 35 mins
Diet - Vegetarian | Vegan
Author - Pavithra


Ingredients:

1. Kovakkai/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.


Kovakkai poriyal recipe | Thondekai palya recipe | Kovakkai fry recipe | Tindora fry recipe

How to make thondekai palya:


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


Kovakkai poriyal recipe | Thondekai palya recipe | Kovakkai fry recipe | Tindora fry recipe


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


Kovakkai poriyal recipe | Thondekai palya recipe | Kovakkai fry recipe | Tindora fry recipe


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


Kovakkai poriyal recipe | Thondekai palya recipe | Kovakkai fry recipe | Tindora fry recipe


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


Kovakkai poriyal recipe | Thondekai palya recipe | Kovakkai fry recipe | Tindora fry recipe

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


Kovakkai poriyal recipe | Thondekai palya recipe | Kovakkai fry recipe | Tindora fry recipe


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


Kovakkai poriyal recipe | Thondekai palya recipe | Kovakkai fry recipe | Tindora fry recipe


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).


Kovakkai poriyal recipe | Thondekai palya recipe | Kovakkai fry recipe | Tindora fry recipe


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


Kovakkai poriyal recipe | Thondekai palya recipe | Kovakkai fry recipe | Tindora fry recipe


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


Kovakkai poriyal recipe | Thondekai palya recipe | Kovakkai fry recipe | Tindora fry recipe


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


Kovakkai poriyal recipe | Thondekai palya recipe | Kovakkai fry recipe | Tindora fry recipe


Tindora curry is ready to be served. Enjoy!


Kovakkai poriyal recipe | Thondekai palya recipe | Kovakkai fry recipe | Tindora fry recipe

Health Benefits of Ivy Gourd/Tindora:  

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

Health benefits of coconut:

1. Coconut is packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
2. Rich in fiber.
3. It contains healthy fats and a great source of protein.
4. It promotes weight loss.
5. Good for skin and hair.
6. Excellent source of minerals such as magnesium, potassium, iron, copper.
7. It contains zinc and selenium which are required to maintain thyroid levels.
8. It is a great moisturizer for the skin and protects it from the sun.

Health benefits of cilantro:

1. Coriander relieves skin inflammation.
2. Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
3. Regulates blood pressure.
4. Aids with digestion.
5. Boost immunity
6. Promotes digestion and gut health.
7. Reduces acidity.
8. Prevents anemia.
9. Anit-inflammatory effects.
10. Good for eyes and skin.

*(Health benefits are taken from Google and Wikipedia).


Check out my other dry curry recipes, clickable recipe links are given below.












Kovakkai poriyal recipe | Thondekai palya recipe | Kovakkai fry recipe | Tindora fry recipe


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6 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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