Thursday, March 18, 2010

Kovakka Mezhukkupurati (Sautéed Ivy gourd)

We had an overwhelming response for the cup cakes yesterday and it feels very good.  Thank you. Today's recipe is the simplest in the book.  The Ivy gourd grows in abundance where we come from.  It grows and spreads beautifully producing this vegetable year long. I maybe wrong, but thats how I remember it to be.  We had this plant at home and it would come in all forms on the table.  If served all the time, like everything else, its boring.  Nevertheless, once in a way this crispy vegetable when sautéed with chilis is great with rice and sambar or dal.  I remember eating them raw straight off the vine but not everyone is going to like it like that for sure.



Ivy gourd - 1 pound
Green chillis - 2-4 nos
Oil of your choice - 2 tbspn

Salt- to taste
Method:
1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the gourd and chillies and on a medium flame stirring occasionally sauté 

Notes:  
It takes time to get this done, so close and cook until the vegetable changes to a mellow green and then stir fry with the lid open until it changes to a light brown color

You are looking at daffodils from my friends yard.  I couldn't resist plucking them so I got myself 5 and they are beautiful.  Spring is here! Hurray!

60 comments:

  1. My fav tindora.. looks Yummy n perfect.. like ur presentation.. awesome clicks yaar.. :)

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  2. I had this yesterday. Frozen variety though. Excellent photos!

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  3. Awesome. Love to have some. Nice click as always.

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  4. Perfect veg dishes that always find it's way in my kitchen..looks delicious

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  5. lovely and yum and my favourite tindora.

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  6. nalla clicks!!! kovakka looks yummy...

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  7. Oh boy, your pictures are simply out of this world...looks awesome. Lovely kovaikkai fry:)

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  8. Wow, a three-ingredient recipe! It sounds really delicious because I can just imagine how perfectly the green chilies would flavor the bland ivy gourd. Very nice!

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  9. Great clicks..Nalla recipe...Hmm njangalude edayilum und tou pachakku kovakka thinuuna parties :-)

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  12. Another great one! I love all the colors on the post also!

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  13. What an easy and yummy dish! Nice presentation!!

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  14. wow nice n yummy ivy gourd stir fry...i like this veegy...nice n simple recipe

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  15. It is easy and simple, yet really delicious!!

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  16. Dear Suneetha
    It is my all time favourite, you just took me back home...Give me rice, and a thin dal and this dish..I wont touch fish even ( and I am a Bong and trading off fish for this dish...well you can imagine , how much I love this)
    The flowers are so nice..is that Daffodil? Pardon my ignorance, never seen one )
    Have a nice week end

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  17. The pictures are amazing. Simple and easy recipe.

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  18. Oh this is so easy peasy-like the veggies we stir daily minus the oil ,add a tsp of fresh coconut-this sounds so delicious and perfect for a side...
    cheers and fantastic day...

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  19. Namitha ,

    Kovakka stir fry looks really good. I love it.

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  20. excellent clicks...this is one of my fav!! looks adipoli..

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  21. perfect mezhukkupuratti! its my fav..

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  22. Actually I never even thought of eating raw! I should try bu curiousity! I use red chilli powder and salt! Good one :)

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  23. this really is a simple sabzi to make..and cooks so fast too..but taste yummy..

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  24. Pretty daffodils and a simply delicious saute :D

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  25. Interesting recipe with excellent photos!!! Pass me some! ;)

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  26. Stunning pics!! Recipe is so simple, love it!

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  27. I have eaten them off the vine ... so I know what you are saying. :-)

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  28. That looks and sounds so delicious! I love this short and simple recipe:)

    Happy Spring to you both!

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  29. Thats a very simple one dear...

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  30. Simple& easy kovaikai...nice click

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  31. Quick and very easy to make,, it looks delicious nice side for rasam rice.Nostalgia,, i tried your malai kofta dear it came out very nice.thanks for sharing dear,,
    take care n keep smiling.

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  32. easy & simple but looks beautiful..

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  33. All time fav mezhukkupuratty...Nice click da...

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  34. ♥♥♥ non credo ci sia in Italia questa verdura,provo la ricetta con un altro tipo di verdura simile, seguire il tuo blog mi piace molto, buon fine settimana

    ♥♥♥ I do not believe there is in Italy this vegetable, I try the recipe with another type of vegetables like, follow your blog very much, good weekend
    ciao

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  35. This is the second time I see ivy gourd in 1 day, must try!

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  36. Very Simple & Easy recipe
    Looks Yummy!!

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  37. Looks easy to cook and delicious to eat...mmm. Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh from http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  38. I love how you're always introducing me to new fruits and veggies. This dish looks delicious, I just wish I knew what it tasted like!

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  39. Wow! I too eat beauty ivy gourds straight from the vine but a different one. If I had some curd, I'd mix it with rice and have it with the superb side dish!

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  40. Oh I love this as a snack itself..looks so good and nice clicks dear.

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  41. One of our favorite veggie. Lovely curry.

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  42. I lov ethis vegg, but we nver get them here.
    I always love you pictures, once you should give lessong in theblog to tell us how youmake your pictures so bright.

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  43. Those look delicious! I don't even think they sell those around here (in Texas), nor have I ever had them. I'd love to try them sometime!

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  44. looks delicious..i love also that veggie...

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  45. Hey Galz, collect the sunshine award from my space
    have a good day!!!

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  46. Simple recipe but very tempting one! I rarely do this..but I add some onions in them.

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  47. Simple and nice....I add coconut bits too for this mezhukkupuratty :).

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  48. I love tindora..looks yummy and the daffodils are so beautiful:)

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  49. Daffodils look very pretty!...spring at last :)...the fry looks good...I too make a similar preparation with onions...nice clicks.

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  50. Welcome spring :):)Sabji looks very inviting.

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  51. Easy and yummy one, looks absolutely delicious. Beautiful flower.

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  52. Sometimes simplest would be a super hit. They look easy to prepare.

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