Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Kovakka thoran/ Ivygourd sauteed with coconut

The vegetable is cooked in its own moisture and then stired to a dry consistency to make 'thoran.' An accompaniment with rice, it's nourishing and tasty. The addition of coconut adds to the flavour of the vegetable without taking away the vegetable goodness.

This is hopefully a beginning of more salads on our blog. We desperately needed a break from baked goodies, you will understand! Hopefully a leaner but colorful series will follow with a few refreshing cracks into the world of baking and sweets mottled along the way.

kovakka thoran

Ingredients:

Ivygourd(julienned)- 1 cup
Coconut (grated)- 1/3 cup
Green chillies-2
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Shallot-1

For seasoning:
Mustard- 1/4 tsp
Red chillies- 2
Curry leaves- 1 sprig
Shallot slices- 2tsp
Oil- 2Tsp

Method:

1.Grind the coconut with turmeric, green chillies and shallot, coarsely.
2.Heat oil in a pan and do the seasoning, by first spluttering the mustard and then adding shallots, red chillies and curry leaves, sauting one by one.
3.To this mix in the ivygourd julienne and pour 1/4 cup water .
4.Mix everything well and cover with a lid.
5.Cook on medium low heat.
6.Cook till the ivygourd is done but still a bit crispy.

kovakka thoran

53 comments:

  1. Looks really good...healthy and tempting:) and beautiful clicks.

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  2. Love that veggie and Thoran looks so yum. Great pics too.

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  3. I love the sound of the dish already! We are trying to eat healthier food too so this is great!

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  4. This sounds so healthy! Love to have more greens everyday :)

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  5. Nice dish I love it.. I love kovakkai in any form... tempting..

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  6. lovely pics and yummy dish dear.

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  7. Lovely pics and a delicious dish! I am looking forward to your salads and veggie recipes :)

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  8. Healthy and simple but delicious, and as usual lovely clicks...

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  9. That sounds very healthy and flavourful.

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  10. Very healthy and flavorful dish...looks tasty :)

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  11. Such an easy and nutritious Kovakka thoran. My MIL makes all these yummy recipes. I'm not a big fan of grated coconut in dishes..but slowly I'm getting into it. I guess I can begin cooking these dishes at home bec they are so gd for you. Superb Click.

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  12. Simple and delicious side dish.. looks very pretty.

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  13. Delicious curry and wonderful pics!!

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  14. I hated this veggie when i was little,veetile parambil ninnu kittunnathu kondavam,ippo dollar koduthu vangi thinnunnu and bacame my fav now...simple and healthy thoran...

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  15. Lovely thoran....just love kovakka.
    Nice clicks as always.

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  16. kovakka in any form is welcome this thoran looks very yum and delicious to go with rice.

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  17. Looks delicious and balanced! Thanks for the recipe!

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  18. Looks delicious and balanced! Thanks for the recipe!

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  19. Good Nourishing Dish,Looks awesome,got to try this once....Goes well with Rice...Coconut definitely adds tons of flavors...

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  20. Simple yet delicious with coconut!

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  21. Simple and delicious!!What is an ivygourd anyway?

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  22. Looks..stunning. Love the addition of the coconut. Rocks!!!! kitchenbutterfly.com

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  23. I ise coconut only for sweet preparation...this recipe is very interesting.

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  24. Such a beautiful ivygourd thoran...quite an easy and simple dish..

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  25. Yummy thoran..Looks great nami and I am sure tastes as good.:)

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  26. Looks like a great way to serve vegetables and eating salad. What a terrific recipe filled with wonderful flavors. A great recipe to try, thanks.

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  27. Un plat que je ne connais pas du tout.
    See soon.

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  28. Looks delicious and so appetising.

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  29. Simple and delicious dish and nice pics :)

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  30. Lovely pics. Good idea trying to eat more veggies and salads. Of course we have to have baked goods...on the weekend? This looks so good and simple!

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  31. wow ,nice clicks and tempting...makes every1 here feel hungry:)

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  33. my favourite vegetable...i used to do with chilly powder...but this one quite interesting and simple.

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  34. Healthy and delicious thoran!
    Beautiful pics!

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  35. I also do similar kind of dish..looks wonderful!
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  36. simple and yummy dish.i made a similar one using ladies finger,will try this too

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  37. Simple, quick fix and very healthy, yummy recipe da:)

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  38. absolute healthy, easy and perfect tiffin recipe !

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  39. This looks so yummy and delicious...tempting clicks!

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  40. My all time fav thoran ..Perfect comb with rice and curd...

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  42. Thoran looks tempting and good. Easy and tasty side dish and goes well with rice and sambar for me :):)

    Chitchat
    http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

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  44. Ivy gourd thoran looks yummy...nice click

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  45. love the addition of the red chili in the thoran..makes it really tempting.
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  46. Simple and yummy one, looks delicious.

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