Kovaikai poriyal

Ivygourd
Ivygourd referred as kovaikkai in Tamil, tindori in Hindi, Coccinia indica as its biological name has immense health benefits. It is considered to be a natural remedy for diabetes as it controls certain enzymes that involves sugar production. It has its own place in Ayurveda also.

Ivygourd with its unique taste is cooked in various ways as curry, gravy, and in puli kulambu. Here I give a simple recipe with Ivygourd.

Kovaikai poriyal
Ingredients
ivygourd - 200 gm
onion - 1
pepper powder  - 1 tspn
chilli powder  - 1 tspn
cumin powder - 1/2 tspn
salt to taste
mustard seeds - 1 tspn
urad dal - 1 tspn
oil - 1 tspn

Method
Rinse the vegetable and cut into slender round pieces. Peel the onion, rinse it off and chop it into small pieces. Heat oil in tava, spurt mustard seeds, urad dal and then saute onion. Add salt, pepper powder, chilli powder mix well and add the vegetable. Again mix well and simmer the stove closing the lid. Stir then and then till the vegetable is cooked.

The poriyal goes well with curd rice, rice with rasam and chapathi also.

10 comments

  1. My fav veggie...yummy n easy fry....

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  2. simple and yummy poriyall.looks delicious..

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  3. kovaikai poriyal is my favorite ...very comfort dish too ..thanks for sharing

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  4. This is one of my favorite veggie..I also make somewhat similar to your way..that looks yummy!

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  5. Nice n simple recipe..looks homey n delicious!!
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    aipi
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  6. have had this once and i liked it a lot .. now i got the recipe and have to make it .. looks good

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  7. Simple but yet a delicious poriyal..

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  8. adding onions with tindora sounds interesting!
    simple n easy!

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  9. Looks so juicy,love it with both rice and chapathi!

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