Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tindora (Ivy Gourd) Avial / Kovakkai Avial | Kerala Recipe

 Usually we will make the Avial with Carrot,Drumstick,Beans,Ashgourd ,Raw banana etc.One day i tried avial with tindora,we all loved it.

Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serves : 3


Tindora - 1/4 kg
Turmeric pdr / Haldi - 1/2 tspn
Tamarind Pulp - 1 tbspn
Salt - To taste
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Coocnut oil - 1 tspn

To grind

Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Green chilly -
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 3/4 tspn


*Wash and cut the tindora lengthwise into 3-4 pieces.

*In a vessel add the cut veggie+turmeric pdr +water. Add the water just immerse in level. and mix it well and cook.

 *Meanwhile grind the ingredients given under the table 'To grind ' to a coarse paste
 *Once the veggie is half cooked add the tamarind pulp+salt+coconut paste.
 *Cook it for another 5 mins and switch off the flame.
*Finally add curry leaves & coconut oil& cover it


*Instead of Tindora u can add Raw/Green tomato also..

*You can use curd instead of tamarind pulp,in such case u add the add after the veggie is cooked completely cooled down else it will  be curdle .

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