Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Kovakka/Tindoora/Ivy Gourd Thoran


This is something that started out as a regular thoran but turned out to be a bit different since I had to use up a lonely tomato in my refrigerator that was threatening to go bad on me and then there were 2 spoon fulls of Dry shrimp fry which no one seemed to want to finish.So those got added to the regular thoran and it turned out to be exceptionally good.

Ingredients:
  1. Tindoora/Kovakka/Ivy Gourd - 1.5 lbs cut into medium sized pieces
  2. Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  3. Shallots - 5 sliced
  4. Green chillies - 5
  5. Garlic - 2 cloves
  6. Toasted Whole Dry shrimp - 2 tbsp (Optional)
  7. Tomato - 1 chopped (optional)
  8. Curry leaves - 2 springs
  9. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  10. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  11. Oil - 1 tbsp
Method:
Grind the coconut,green chillies,garlic and turmeric powder to a coarse paste ( 3 or 4 pulses in the food processor).
Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.
When it splutters add the shallots,tindoora and chopped tomatoes and salt to taste and stir fry for few minutes.
Sprinkle a bit of water and cover and cook for 5 minutes.
Add in the coconut mixture , curry leaves and dry shrimp and mix well.
Cover and cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until the tindoora is cooked well.

4 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! I can omit the shrimp part and recklessly enjoy it :)

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  2. thats sounds to be a good mix n match...
    looks delicious...

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  3. This looks easy and delicious dear!

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  4. Wow.. this looks really delicious.

    Here for the first time. you have a lovely blog. Keep it going. Will be back often.

    Do take a peep into mine sometime.

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