Kovakka Varavu / Ivy Gourd Thoran


250 gm kovakka/ ivy gourd
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 of 1 small tomato, chopped
3-4 green chillies, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 sprig curry leaves
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4- 1/2 cup grated coconut
1 tsp mustard seeds


  1. Wash and chop the kovakka into pieces.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add curry leaves and crushed garlic and fry.
  3. Add chopped onion and saute till transparent. Add green chillies, chopped tomato and chopped kovakka and mix well.
  4. Add turmeric powder and salt, mix well and cook covered at low flame till done, stirring occasionally. (Sprinkle little water if required).
  5. Add grated coconut , mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes on low flame. Remove from flame and serve with rice…

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