Sep 162022
Kovakkai Poriyal / Ivy Gourd Fry

Kovakkai Poriyal / Ivy Gourd Fry / Dondakaya Vepudu is a simple stir fry recipe with fewer ingredients.

How to select a good Kovakkai / Ivy gourd?

Pick green color Kovakkai /Ivygouard indicates that they are grown perfect and can store for a long time period. The light green or pale yellow color which is a Riped Kovakkai is not good to make poriyal.

Health Benefits of Kovakkai / Ivy gourd :

Kovakkai / Ivy gourd helps to regulate Blood Sugar Levels, improves Digestion, prevents obesity, helps to cure gastrointestinal disorders, maintains Blood pressure, and reduces the risk of heart diseases.

The Nutritional Value of 100grams of Ivy gourd contains 1.4mg of iron, 40mg of calcium, 0.07 mg of Vitamin B1 B2, 1.6 mg of dietary fiber.

Kovakkai Poriyal / Ivy Gourd Fry

Kovakkai Poriyal / Ivy Gourd Fry

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Veg, Veg Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 person

Ingredients
  

  • 250 grams Kovakkai / Ivy Gourd
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Wash the kovakkai with enough water and cut it into thin slices vertically or circularly as you like. Cut the edges and discard them. 
  • In Medium Flame, Heat a pan and add 2 tbsp of oil, 1/2tsp mustard urad dal, 1 tsp of cumin seeds and 2 sprigs of Curry leaves. Once the mustard seeds hgets popped out, add the kovakkai / ivy gourd slices and mix well.
  • Add 2 tsp of chili powder, 1/4 tsp of Turmeric powder, and salt to taste. Mix well and cook for 3 minutes
  • Sprinkle 1 tbsp of water, Mix well. Cook for 7 minutes by covering with the lid.
  • Cook for 5 more minutes until the moisture content goes away.
  • Yummy! Kovakkai Poriyal / Ivy gourd fry is ready to serve with Plain steamed rice,VENDAIKKAI PULI KUZHAMBU / LADIES FINGER -TAMARIND CURRY , or SIMPLE DAL FRY or ,TRADITIONAL RASAM – (TAMIL NADU STYLE) or Mor kulambu.
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Step-by-step pictorial method to make simple Kovakkai Poriyal / Ivy Gourd Fry :

Wash the kovakkai with enough water and cut it into thin slices vertically or circularly as you like. Cut the edges and discard them.

In Medium Flame, Heat a pan and add 2 tbsp of oil, 1/2tsp mustard urad dal, 1 tsp of cumin seeds and 2 sprigs of Curry leaves. Once the mustard seeds h\gets popped out, add the kovakkai / ivy gourd slices and mix well.

Add 2 tsp of chili powder, 1/4 tsp of Turmeric powder, and salt to taste. Mix well and cook for 3 minutes

Sprinkle 1 tbsp of water, Mix well. Cook for 7 minutes by covering with the lid.

Cook for 5 more minutes until the moisture content goes away.

Yummy! Kovakkai Poriyal / Ivy gourd fry is ready to serve with Plain steamed rice,VENDAIKKAI PULI KUZHAMBU / LADIES FINGER -TAMARIND CURRY , or SIMPLE DAL FRY or ,TRADITIONAL RASAM – (TAMIL NADU STYLE) or Mor kulambu.

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