Kovakai Kootu | Ivy Gourd | Tindora Curry
Kovakai ( Tindora or Ivy Gourd ) kootu is a delicious South Indian recipe. Today, I felt bored n lazy to enter kitchen ... I planned a good n simple menu, which helps me to finish off cooking in less time. I made Sundakai kuzhambu, kovakai kootu and pappads. This Kootu is a lentil based curry, an authentic and very healthy dish. It is easy to make and an unfailing favorite. My DH likes this kootu very much. This pairs excellent with vathal kuzhambu or poricha kuzhambu rice.
Kovakai - 250 g
Moong dal - 1 handful
Oil - 1 tsp
Turmeric pwd - a pinch
Green chilly - 1 or 2
Onion - ½
Tomato - 1
Coconut pieces - ¼ cup
Jeera - 1 tsp
Mustard - ¼ tsp
Split urad dal - ½ tsp
Red chilly - 1
Asafetida - a pinch
Curry leaves - 5 to 6
Salt to taste
Wash and chop kovakai to small round pieces.
Cook the vegetable with moong dal, turmeric pwd, green chilly, onion and tomato.
Wet grind and keep, coconut and jeera.
Heat oil in a frying pan.
Season with mustard, split urad dal, red chilly, asafetida and curry leaves.
Smash the cooked contents slightly, and transfer in pan.
Add salt and combine.
Add ground coconut paste and mix well.
Allow to boil for 2 more mins.
Remove from flame and serve hot.
Healthy and tasty kovakai kootu ready to taste.