Kovakka Theeyal

by MiaVarghese
Kovakkai Theeyal
Kovakka/Tindora mixed with fried coconut paste. It is a traditional kerala dish we can see in every sadhya.It is anice dish with rice and chappathi - Kovakkai /Ivy Gourd Theeyal
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Kovakkai Theeyal
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
For grinding:
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For grinding:
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Take a pan and pour oil. Heat the oil and add shallots, green chillies and kovakka pieces.
  2. Add salt and one cup water. Cook in medium flame until done. Keep this aside.
  3. Take a frying pan and heat the items for grinding(coconut, coriander powder dry red chillies and curry leaves)
  4. Fry until the grated coconut turns brown.
  5. Remove from flame and grind the coconut mixture without touching water.
  6. Add turmeric powder, garlic and 3 shallots to the ground coconut paste and grind until smooth. Keep this aside.
  7. Take 1/4 cup water and soak the tamarind in it. Squeeze out the pulp and add to the ground coconut paste.
  8. Pour the cooked kovakka pieces into this mixture.
  9. Heat the theeyal in low heat. When it begins to boil, remove from heat. The theeyal consistency should be thick.
  10. Now take a pan and pour 1 tbsp oil. Heat the oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add 1 tbsp sliced shallots and required curry leaves. Fry and pour this into the kovakka theeyal.
  11. Serve the delicious kovakka theeyal with rice etc.
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