Monday, September 29, 2008

Ivy gourd/Gentlemen's Toes/Tindal curry - Kovakkai varuval

Ivy gourd/Gentleman's Toes/Tindla - Kovakkai - 1/2 kgRed chilly powder - Kaintha milagai thul - 1/2 table spoon
Coriander powder - Dhania thul - 1 table spoon
Turmeric powder - Manjal thul - 1 tea spoon
Asafoetida - Perungayam - a pinch
Mustard seeds - Kadugu - 1 tea spoon
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste

  1. Wash and cut the vegetables into round shape as shown in the picture.
  2. Heat oil in a pan/kadai, add asafoetida, splutter mustard seeds, then add vegetables, add red chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, little salt and mix well. Fry till it turns brown.
Hot kovakkai curry is delicious and ready to be served. It can be served with any rice items. It requires some 20 minutes to cook. It can be served for 3 persons.

Rice is born in water and must die in wine
Italian Proverb

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Anonymous said...

Any more recipes for tindal? Any recipes for ripe(red)tindal? I see really nice ones at the market but have no idea what to do with them besides the occasional pav bhaji. I normally pickle okra but your recipe is really good with rice! I have forgotten my Google acct. # so my e-mail is

Anonymous said...

நாக்கு ஊறுது!!!!!

Sanchana Sana said...

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