Monday, February 28, 2011

Kova Curry

Excuse the picture - taken with a cellphone camera.

Thendle (kovai,dondakaya,ivy gourd) - 200 gms
Tomatoes - 2 large
Roasted til ( gingelly powder) 2 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Onions - 1 large
Cumin seeds (jeera) - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Dhania (coriander) powder - 1 tbsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Chili powder - to taste
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tbsp

Wash and cut the kova - preferably into medium sized pieces
Place in a microwave dish, and coat with 1 tbsp oil
Microwave for about 4 mins on high, pausing each minute to stir the veggie

Take a wok
Add the jeera, brown them
Add the onions, sauté well
Add chopped tomatoes and continue to sauté
Now the powdered masalas - garam masala, turmeric, dhania powder.
Also, the roasted gingelly seeds powder
And the microwaved veggie
Mix well
Add a little water to get a gravy consistency.
Add the chilie powder and salt.
Remove and serve with hot rotis.


  1. Kovakkya is my son's favorite vegetable dish and my daughter hates it. I will definitely try this.

  2. Hi, Lovely dish... first time here.... I absolutely enjoyed browsing through your lovely blog and yummy recipes... Great going... keep up the good work. Glad to follow u..

  3. This is a really interesting blog, and some unique takes on vegetarian food.

    Glad I stumbled onto your lovely blog(s).

  4. Hi Radha. Came over from your other blog. I tried this dish today. I like the taste - waiting to hear what others at home feel about it.


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