Kovakkai Theeyal | Ivy Gourd Theeyal

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Kovakkai Theeyal | Ivy Gourd Theeyal

Kovakkai Theeyal is a traditional Kerala style curry with the flavor of grated coconut and spice. It is a simple and easy home style Ivy Gourd Theeyal best served as a side dish with chapatis or with curd rice and dal-rice. Ivy Gourd helps in controlling blood sugar levels which is beneficiary when it comes to diabetes. This curry is a very simple one that does not involve any grinding of masala but uses the basic ingredients that are available in the pantry. Preparing Kovakkai Theeyal often is really healthy as it contains lots of nutritional benefits in it. While planning your meal for the day or the week, it’s great to include a variety of locally grown vegetables as it helps add a range of much-needed nutrients and minerals to your diet. Ivy gourd is known by many different names across India. The most common ones are Dondakaya in Telugu, Kovakka in Tamil, Kundru, Tendli, Tondli in Marathi, Kovakkai in Malayalam etc. This Theeyal is an authentic dish from Kerala where the Kovakkai / Ivy Gourd is cooked along with roasted coconut and condiments. The theeyal can be prepared with a host of vegetables like pearl onions, eggplant, yam, drumstick, snake gourd, long beans, raw cashew, bitter gourd and many others. Do try this simple recipe and serve it to your family. Here is the detailed recipe of Kovakkai Theeyal.

You can explore this dish Traditional Chembu Theeyal
You can also visit Beans Thoran

Kovakkai Theeyal is a traditional Kerala style curry with the flavor of grated coconut and spice. It is a simple and easy home style Ivy Gourd Theeyal best served as a side dish with chapatis or with curd rice and dal-rice. Ivy Gourd helps in controlling blood sugar levels which is beneficiary when it comes to diabetes. This curry is a very simple one that does not involve any grinding of masala but uses the basic ingredients that are available in the pantry. Preparing Kovakkai Theeyal often is really healthy as it contains lots of nutritional benefits in it. While planning your meal for the day or the week, it’s great to include a variety of locally grown vegetables as it helps add a range of much-needed nutrients and minerals to your diet. Ivy gourd is known by many different names across India. The most common ones are Dondakaya in Telugu, Kovakka in Tamil, Kundru, Tendli, Tondli in Marathi, Kovakkai in Malayalam etc. This Theeyal is an authentic dish from Kerala where the Kovakkai / Ivy Gourd is cooked along with roasted coconut and condiments. The theeyal can be prepared with a host of vegetables like pearl onions, eggplant, yam, drumstick, snake gourd, long beans, raw cashew, bitter gourd and many others. Do try this simple recipe and serve it to your family. Here is the detailed recipe of Kovakkai Theeyal.
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Clean and wash the Kovakkai and cut them into long, thin pieces and keep the pieces separately.
  2. Heat Oil in a frying pan and add chopped Shallots and Green Chilli and stir it well
  3. Add grated Coconut and Salt also. Stir the mix well
  4. When the colour of the mix turns into golden, add the sliced Kovakkai pieces and stir it further.
  5. Cover the frying pan with a lid or plate and allow to cook the mix in medium flame (please do not add water).
  6. When the Kovakkai is cooked well, put off the stove and change the Theeyyal into a serving vessel.
    Kovakkai Theeyal | Ivy Gourd Theeyal
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You can explore this dish Traditional Chembu Theeyal
You can also visit Beans Thoran

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