Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Kovakka Unakka Chemeen Thoran



















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 - 5 tbsp
  7. Tomato - 1 chopped
  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 shrimp,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 and curry leaves and mix well.
Cover and cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until the tindoora is cooked well.

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