Masala Gherkins With Beans

by DhanyaSukesh
Kovakka/Thendli with beans - very simple n tasty
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Cuisine Andhra
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Gherkins(split it into 4 halves, Kovakka) -
  • or -
  • Broccoli - 2 small
  • or -
  • Cauliflower(remove the florets) - 1 whole
  • Bean seeds - 1 -
  • Garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • Oil - 4 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds and Cumin seeds together(Jeerakam) - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
For masala:-
Cuisine Andhra
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Gherkins(split it into 4 halves, Kovakka) -
  • or -
  • Broccoli - 2 small
  • or -
  • Cauliflower(remove the florets) - 1 whole
  • Bean seeds - 1 -
  • Garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • Oil - 4 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds and Cumin seeds together(Jeerakam) - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
For masala:-
Votes: 4
Rating: 4
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Instructions
  1. Mix together all the masala powders except garlic paste in a plate.
  2. Heat oil in a flat bottom pan.
  3. :- It should have a lid to close of its size.
  4. Add mustard and cumin seeds and allow it to splutter.
  5. Add garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  6. Add powders to it and saute for a minute.
  7. :- It should get mixed with the garlic and oil.
  8. Add veggies to it and salt and saute till the vegetables get covered with the masalas.
  9. Close with the lid and keep this for say 20 - 25 mins until its done.
  10. :- Remember to saute in 5 mins interval.
  11. :- If u think the quantity of veggies are more, then add the powders a bit more (turmeric n garam masala only). :- Also add oil if required in between. :- Also remember to keep the gas simmer to its maximum( say on 2 level)
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SREEKESH July 22, 2006 - 12:00 am

wht is this..
natukaril ninu teri kelkan ithra istamooo

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taana December 22, 2006 - 12:00 am

plz mention which type of beans are to be added.

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Sreedevi Vinod October 1, 2006 - 12:00 am

A very simple and tasty recipe…we tried it and came out extremely good…thanks a lot dhanya…keep posting…

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ammu April 1, 2008 - 12:00 am

i followed this recipe for my first ever kovakka thoran yesterday and it came out pretty good 🙂
i didnt have amchoor with me, but that didnt seem to ruin anything. also,as a “beginner” to the cooking scene, i was confused with whatever you meant by splitting the gerkhins into 4 – i just cut them in small circles like you would with beans…

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