Kovakai/ Thondaka/ Tindora Poriyal

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Kovakai/ Thondaka/ Tindora Poriyal

Recipe and Photo Courtesy: Priya (my friend)


Kovakai/ Tindora – 300 g
Oil- 3 Tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Urad dal-1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Chilly powder- ½ tsp
S Indian Curry Powder 1 tbsp (optional)
Salt ( to taste)

Cooking Directions:

-Wash kovakai well. Pat dry and cut each kovakai into 4 pieces vertically.
-In a pan, add oil. When hot, add mustard seeds and urad dal.
-When it begins to splutter and dal slightly brown, add chopped tindora.
-Add a little salt and cover till almost cooked, opening and stirring occasionally. (If using frozen thawed tindora, you can skip this step.)
-Add turmeric powder and chilly powder. Mix well and sauté for 5-6 min. Check for salt.
-When the poriyal turns slightly brown, it is ready.
-Serve with white rice and sambar/ kozhambu.


-If the kovaka is not very tender and the skin is too thick, you can pressure cook the cut vegetable prior to sautéing.
-You can even thinly slice kovakai in circles instead of cutting it long. A tsp of curry powder gives the vegetable a lot of flavor. Add curry powder just a few minutes before the vegetable is completely cooked.


Vibaas said...

this is my favorite. looks YUM!

Rathi said...

This is my the favourite... Mummy and Shanth always makes this for me. Phew... I dont get Kovakka here.Sad me... Yet its fun to see the pic and assume i ate it. Pretty did thid kaai for me on the day of my arrival...Can I forget...My dry tongue came back to normal then. UK Northy woman makes this great...Thats last I tried this veggie. Jollu comming....Thanks P3 and the chef Priya...(Pls continue the good work Priya thats why I put ..... )

Priyameena said...

Great tips...Fry looks Yummy!!

fourthsensesamayal said...

Nice poriyal.. :)

DEESHA said...

nice curry dear

Vandana Rajesh said...

The kovakai poriyal looks delicious. Great for a side dish with curd rice and pickles.

Kalai said...

One of my favorite dish and i used to make with onion.

Vrinda said...

This is my fav side dish with rice.looks yummy

kittymatti said...

Oh avalo pidikuma! Next time you should take some frozen pkts of kovaka from pretty's place Rathi!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

wow that looks so yummy!!! soon after my marriage I made this and had them all without just saving some for K, he keeps nagging me to date about that!!!

Subhie Arun said...

wow...that looks spicy nd yummy yar....

rads said...

tindora is my fav curry especially eated with dal its jus superb

Priya said...

Thank u all so much!:)

Ammu said...

Simple & delicious. Its been long time i cooked this. Thats wonderful.

Priya said...

thanks ammu!

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