Posted by Anjus on Feb - 16 - 2012 under Kerala dishes, Mezhakuperatty, Vegetarian
Ingredients
  • Kovakka / Ivy gourd: 1 cup
  • Onion: 1
  • Green chilly: 1
  • Garlic: 2-3 pods
  • Ginger: 1/4 tsp (chopped)
  • Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper powder: 1/4 - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt
  • Mustard seeds
  • Oil
Cuisine: Cooking time: 15 mins Serving: 2 people
Kovakka

Kovakka Mezhukuperatty

Initial Preparations:

  • Clean and slice ivy gourd into thin round or lengthy pieces.
  • Cut onion and garlic into thin fine pieces.
  • Chop green chilly and ginger into small pieces.

Steps:

  1. In a pan, heat oil and crackle mustard seeds.
  2. Add finely chopped onion with a little salt and saute well to become translucent.
  3. Add ginger, garlic and mix well.
  4. Add green chilly and curry leaves.
  5. Add turmeric powder and combine well.
  6. Add sliced ivy gourd pieces and mix well, cover it with a lid in a medium flame and allow it to cook.
  7. Stir in between so as not get stick on the pan, add salt if necessary.
  8. Add pepper powder and saute well.
  9. Keep it until it becomes soft.
  10. Remove from flame and serve hot.

Tips:

  • If you dont like to add much oil, reduce it add 1-2 table spoon water while cooking the ivy gourd

 

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