Kovakaai Thuvaran

This is yet another poriyal made using Kovakkai. My last post on the poriyal varieties was Koviakkai Fry, which consume more oil for cooking as kovaikkai needs to be fried which is not very good for health. If you like kovaikkai and want to avoid oil while cooking, then you can try Kovakkai Thuvaran. I would prefer Kovaikkai thuvaran as it is good for health compared to Kovaikkai Fry though it is even tastier. Serve this Kovakkai thuvaran with any Kuzhambu Varieties and enjoy your meal!!!

Kovakaai Thuvaran
Kovakaai Thuvaran

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time15 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Recipe CategoryPoriyal
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

Kovakkai / Ivy Gourd / Tindora250gms
Turmeric Powder1/4 teaspoon
SaltTo taste

* 1 Cup = 250ml

For Grinding:
Grated Coconut2 tablespoon
Red Chilli
Cumin Seeds1/2 teaspoon

For Seasoning:
Oil1 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Urid Dal1 teaspoon
Curry Leavesfew

Kovakaai Thuvaran
Kovakaai Thuvaran

  1. Wash and finely chop kovakkai in circles and pressure cook it with turmeric powder allowing for 2 whistles and keep it aside. We can even cook the kovakkai in stove top, which consumes more fuel. So I always prefer to cook kovakkai in pressure cooker. That makes the process much simpler. 

  2. Grind the grated coconut, red chilli, cumin seeds in a mixer without adding water. The ground spice mixture should be dry.

  3. Heat the oil in the pan, and add mustard seeds . When the mustard seeds start to sputter, add the urdhal and fry till it becomes golden brown color, then add broken curry leaves. Now add the cooked kovakkai along with salt. If there is  any water in the cooked kovakkai, keep the flame in medium and let all the water gets evaporated. 

  4. Next, add ground spice mixture to the pan and give a good toss so that kovakkai is nicely mixed with the spice mixture. Cook this thuvaram for couple of minutes and switch off the flame

  5. The yummy Kovakkai thuvaran is ready to serve
  6. Kovakaai Thuvaran
    Kovakaai Thuvaran

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This type we have not tried let me taste this

This is a must try.Thanks for sharing.

Hi mami
Try kovakkai roast, like potato or chembu or chenai fry. two table spoons of oil just mustard seeds add the cooked kovakkai and idle mulagai podi or sambar podi and let it roast goes well with more kuttan



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