Kovakka / Ivy Gourd – Carrot Thoran


1 1/2 cup kovakka/ ivy gourd, chopped
1 1/2 cup carrot, chopped
1 small onion, 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
2 dry red chillies
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil


  1. Chop kovakka and carrot into small pieces.
  2. In a bowl, add chopped kovakka, carrot, chopped onion, grated coconut, green chillies, crushed garlic, turmeric powder and salt and mix well with your hand.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add dry red chillies and curry leaves.
  4. Add kovakka-carrot mixture to this and mix well. Sprinkle little water if needed and cook covered on low flame till done, stirring occasionally.
  5. Then remove the lid and stir well for 1-2 minutes till all the water dries up…Remove from flame and serve with rice…

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