Monday, January 2, 2017

Kovakkai Kuzhambu | கோவக்காய் குழம்பு | Tindora Kuzhambu | Ivygourd Gravy

Ingredients :-

 Kovakkai    10
 Onions (chopped)     
 Tomatoes (chopped)     1 
 Red Chillies   2  
 Garlic  3 pods 
 Curry leaves   few
 Mustard   ¼ tsp
 Fenugreek   ¼ tsp 
 Salt to taste
To Grind : -
 Cumin     1 tsp  
 Pepper corns     ¼ tsp
 Coriander seeds    1 tsp 
 Roasted gram    1 tbsp   
 Channa dal   1 tsp 
 Rice    1 tsp 
 Red Chillies    5 
 Grated coconut    ¼ cup 


1). Wash, cut the tip and tail ends of the kovakkai, chop it lengthwise and set aside. Dry roast all the items listed under "to grind" except coconut. Let it cool and grind it along with grated coconut to a fine paste. Keep aside.
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2). Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, fenugreek and let it splutter. Then add garlic, onions, red chillies, curry leaves and saute till onions turn translucent. Then add tomatoes and saute till mushy. Then add Kovakkai and saute for a minute.
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3). Add turmeric powder along with little
water and mix. Cook covered till kovakkai becomes soft. 
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4). Once kavakkai is cooked, add the grounded paste along with a cup of water and let it boil. When it starts boiling briskly and reaches desired consistency, switch off ! 
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