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Kovaikkai - 200 gms
Onion - 1
Salt to taste
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Ginger- garlic paste - 1/2 tsp

For Tadka :

Red Chillies - 2
Curry leaves
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urat dal - 1 tsp


1) Heat oil in a pan . Once hot , add mustard and urat dal . When it splutters , add red chillies and chopped onion .Saute till tender .

2) Then , ginger-garlic paste and curry leaves .

3) Finally , add the veggie with all the powders and salt .

4) Cover with a lid and cook in slow flame . Stir for every 5 minutes to avoid the burning of the veggie . Once done , switch of the flame .

Serve hot with Rice .

Other version of Kovaikkai poriyal .


PranisKitchen said…
kovakka poriyal looks delicous..when i prepare this i do not add pepper powder and garam masala..good one
Unknown said…
Love the look of it. Will surely try it out once.
Deepti said…
one of my favorites...!!
One of my favorite side dish..Normally I allow it to get blackened !!!
Priya Suresh said…
Thats a fantastic poriyal..looks delicious..
Unknown said…
one of my favorite curry love to have tins with dal and rice yummm....
Unknown said…
one of my favorite curry love to have tins with dal and rice yummm....
Hari Chandana P said…
yum yum yummm.. looks inviting!!
Mangala Bhat said…
wow! Nice recipe ! Thanks for sharing!
Menaga Sathia said…
nice & yummy poriyal!!
divya said…
looks to have with rice.tanks for sharing.
Gita Jaishankar said…
Nice poriyal dear...I too love this...goes so well with any rice :)
Rachana said…
Thats a delicious looking poriyal :)
Sayali said…
Hi shama..happy to know about your blog...:)
and yes i liked the name easyto cook recipes :)
Kiran said…
Kovakkai poriyal looks very delicious.
Thanks for sharing this recipe. This veggie is most fav. you have got a lovely click.. keep it going da!!!!!
Preeti Kashyap said…
my fav vegetable..looks yummy!
Unknown said…
Delicious it..
சூப்பர்ப் கோவைக்காய் பொரியல்...அருமையான குறிப்பு...
Anonymous said…
ithu namma oor traditional it
Chitra said…
Poriyal looks too gud shama.. never tried this way..will try once..
Krishnaveni said…
healthy poriyal looks great
Unknown said…
yummy poriyal..

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Coriander seeds - 15 gms
Cumin seeds - 10 gms
Black Pepper- 10 gms
Biriyani Leaf- 3
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Dried and fried Garlic cloves - 10 nos
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Kasthuri Methi - few 
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Fennel seeds - 5 gms
Kuskus - 1 tsp


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2) Store them in an air tight container.

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