Saturday, October 9, 2010

Tindora curry-Kovakkai curry-Ivy gourd curry -Tindora sabzi

Tindora curry- Kovakkai curry-Ivy gourd curry -Tindora sabzi

Tindora or kovakkai sabji goes well with rice and chapati. This is a very simple and tasty dish. It is a wonderful combination for roti .Try it and you will love it.

tindora recipe-Ivy gourd curry-kovakkai curryI will not use the red ones for cooking, so used it for decoration

Ingredients needed

Ivy gourd -300 grams
Onion - 1 big
Potato - 1 big
Chillie powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds/ Jeera seeds - 1 tsp
Salt as required


Cut ivy gourd lengthwise and pressure cook with little water and salt for 1 whistle. Drain the water and keep it aside.

Peel the skin of potatoes and cut it length wise, cut onions also lengthwise.


Heat oil in a pan/kadai, add jeera seeds, when they sizzle, add onions and fry till they turn transparent.

Then add potatoes, turmeric powder and cook till potatoes are half done.

Then add the pressure cooked tindora, chillie powder, coriander powder and salt needed.

Sprinkle little water, cover and cook till done. Stir it in between to prevent it from getting burnt. Let everything get blended well.

Enjoy it with hot rice or roti/chapati

Meet you all again with an interesting post, till then it is bye from Padhu of padhuskitchen.


  1. Looks yummy and the little flowers with ripe tinda are beautiful too!

  2. Simple but tasty...never tried ivy gourd this way before...

  3. Hi Padhu,

    The kovakkai curry looks nice..Do stop by my blog!!


  4. looks simple and delicious..even i dont use the red tindas..:)).. the flower out of it is very cute !

  5. The curry looks great padhu!! And the presentation is so cute :)

  6. my favourite too. dal chawal and this ahh very comforting.

  7. stir fry looks amazing...lovely presentation...

  8. I love Tindora. Looks beautiful

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  10. Love this stirfry..Healthy n delicious..

  11. Never prepared kovaikkai. Got an idea on preparation from you. Thank you Padhu.

  12. Love kovakkai in any form.Perfect sidedish for white rice.

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  14. My fav kundru dish,looks delicious

    Pushpa @

  15. looks delicious.. haven't try this Veg before.. can you pls tel tat why we shouldn't use red ones. and how to differentiate between normal and red ones while buying.. will there be any visible difference..

    1. Red ones are ripe ones and will not taste good for curries. When buying select thin ones as they are tender and will not be red in color.
      You can use red ones for chutney.

  16. thanks padhu.. this time fortunately i got normal ones.. tried this recipe.. its superb.. this is first time i did kovakkai and came out well.. love your blog . thanks for the recipe.

  17. Is it ok, to prepare this without potatoes

    1. Yes, you can. You can try this tindora curry without potatoes


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