Kovakka – Kashuvandi Thoran / Ivy Gourd – Cashew Nut Thoran


250 gm kovakka/ ivy gourd
1/4 cup cashew nuts
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
1-2 dry red chillies


  1. Soak the cashew nuts in water for about 15-20 minutes. Drain the water and keep it aside.
  2. Wash and cut the kovakka into lengthwise pieces.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add dry red chillies, curry leaves and crushed garlic and fry.
  4. Add chopped onion and saute till transparent. Add green chillies, chopped tomato and chopped kovakka and mix well.
  5. Add turmeric powder and salt, mix well and cook covered at low flame, stirring occasionally. (Sprinkle little water if required).
  6. When the kovakka is half cooked, add soaked cashew nuts and mix well and cook at low flame till done.
  7. Then add grated coconut to this, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes on low flame till all the water dries up… Remove from flame and serve with rice…

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