2009/06/19

KOVAIKKAI (IVY GOURD) KULAMBHU/ CURRY


INGREDIENTS: 

Kovaikkai -- 250 gms 
Sambar Onion -- 12 
Tomato - 2 big 
Garlic cloves - 6
Mustard - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Methi seed - 1 tsp
Coconut - 6 pieces (Finely blend them with sufficient water, it has to be very smooth)
Kuzhambu Milagai Powder-- 2 tsps 
Turmeric powder --1 tsp 
Curry leaves and Coriander leaves
Salt to taste 

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1. Heat oil in a kadai . Add Mustard, Jeera and Methi seeds.When it splutters, add onion and curry leaves. Saute till tender. Then , add garlic, chopped tomato and saute them till skinny.


2) Add chopped kovaikkai, Kuzhambu Milagai powder, Turmeric powder and Salt .Mix it well and add little water wait till veggie becomes tender . 


3) Once done, add the finely blended coconut to it with little water.  Cover with a lid and cook till the oil separates .Garnish with coriander leaves .


Serve with hot steamed rice .

21 comments:

chef and her kitchen said...

Loved the dark red color of gravy shama...Never did tendli in this way..

Finla said...

Wow this curry looks so so delcious.
I have only had wothout gravy.
This i would love to have with rice.

Chitra said...

Sounds easy and looks delicious...never tried recipes with kovakkai...have BM this..thanks dear!!

Srikitchen said...

wow! looking yum!

Padma said...

Lovely curry Shama :)

Vrinda said...

Lov kovaykka but never tried this way..i always make it dry,will try ur version..yummy gravy..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Looks yummy!

Parita said...

Wow thats some spicy and delicious looking tendli curry!

lubnakarim06 said...

New recipe to me....looks spicy and yum...

Gita Jaishankar said...

wow...the kuzumbu looks awfully tempting Shama :) Can I come over for lunch?

Unknown said...

Never used kovakkai in kozhambu only in dry curries, neat idea looks inviting !

gtyuk said...

kavakkai kozhambu super-aa irukku !

Graamathu vaasanai inga adikkudhu :)

kittymatti said...

lovely idea... the recipe is very unique in the sense not too many spices and no tamarind..
This is a very healthy alternative! U have been really creative. I think it is the best way to use up my kovakka sitting in the fridge! thnx!

Poornima Nair said...

I have never made a curry, always fried the kovakkai...this sure looks yummy.

Manju said...

ive always made only stir-frys with kovakkai..never made a curry. This looks like a great idea!

Priya Suresh said...

Delicious curry Shama...

Pooja said...

Looks delicious! Never tried making a curry with ivy gourd. Love this :)

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Wow never made like this..really the color itself tempting..

Anupama said...

Too bad I just finished my stock of kovakkais. Will try this the next time around. Looks great!

Kiran said...

Dear Shama,
I made the ivy gourd curry following your recipe and tasted very good.I posted it today under tried and tasted in my blog.Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe.

Kiran said...

Dear Shama,
I made the ivy gourd curry following your recipe and tasted very good.I posted it today under tried and tasted in my blog.Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe.

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