Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ivy gourd stir fry


about 10 to 12 Ivy gourd or tindora or kovaikai
1 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp onion
1/2 tbsp curry leaves
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp coconut grated
1/2 tbsp tamarind pulp with 1/4 cup water

grind
1/2" cinnamon stick
1 cardamom
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp fennel seeds
1 to 2 dried red chillie to preference

Grind all these together and keep it ready.


Cut the ivy gourd into long slices.
Heat oil then add mustard seeds. Sauté the onion and curry leaves. Stir fry the ivy gourd with all the spices, coconut and salt, except for the tamarind pulp.
Cover and cook the ivy gourd until it is soft in medium low heat. Add the tamarind pulp and cook uncovered for a few minutes. Serve it warm as a side dish.


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75 comments:

  1. Salam. This is very healthy choice and delicious too :) Side dish with steamed rice is always my choice :)

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  2. I've never seen ivy gourd before but its look like small cucumber. Wonder how its taste like.

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  3. I love this with some steamed rice....delicious recipe...why dnt u send it to the event
    kerala kitchen

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  4. Simple and delicious stir fry..

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  5. Akheela, looks delicious & I like those spices that you use. Have a nice day.

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  6. That is our to go veggie on a busy day.. stir fry and enjoy with paratha :)

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  7. i love ivy gourd...make this very often...kids love it too!...yummy click!

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  8. Seems great and luks delicious.Will be trying it soon.Luv it.

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  9. So this is called ivy gourd.
    I have seen them but usually assume they are mini cucumbers.

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  10. Looks so nicely cooked...flavourful, apt with rice

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  11. I am not sure whats Ivy gourd though I cook plenty of bitter gourd for my hubby diabetics, its suppose to be one of the natural remedies.

    Nice way of preparing, some sort of similarities like how we enjoy it at home.

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  12. Wow great recipe!
    Have a nice day

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  13. Simply inviting, lovely stir fry..

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  14. Nice recipe dear..will try it sometimes..

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  15. delicious n healthy recipe..yummy!!

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  16. Ivy gourd is new to me. I am not sure, I have seen it in the stores. The recipe sounds great.

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  17. salam akeela, wow very delicious, its very good for diabetic cure

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  18. Delicious and simple stir fry..perfect with rice

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  19. I have never tried ivy gourd with coconut+tamarind puree, we make simple bhaji/sabzi type only..sounds very unique to me..love the texture of the ivy gourd in this stir/fry..hugs and smiles

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  20. We love this gourd, but do not get it in our stores :( - Curry looks so healthy and yum!

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  21. Great way to use those ivy gourd babies, and I love stir fry! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  22. seems yummy!! how i can taste it??..hehe

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  23. Kovakkai fry looks insanely tasty.. would luv to try some:)

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  24. I don't think I've seen ivy gourds around here...but I'd love to try these, so I'll keep a look out :)

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  25. Like the spices but am unfamiliar with ivy gourd, looks like pickling cucumbers. I bet it tastes good though.

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  26. This is great to be eaten as a side dish. I've not seen ivy gourds before and wonder if it tastes the same as bitter gourds.

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  27. Haven't seen ivy gourds here. Next time I go to the store I'll have my eyes open for this.

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  28. I didn’t know what ivy gourds were so I had to look it up. Turns out that we don’t have them here. To me they look like little cucumbers so maybe that substitution will work. Love the flavors!

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  29. Yummy stir fry, very simple & looks delicious!

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  30. Fry looks absolute delicious....my fav too...

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  31. Superb. Kovakka fry looks delicious.

    Cheers,
    Uma
    My Kitchen Experiments

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  32. I also have never seen an ivy gourd - but I always love who you delicately spice your dishes. Making them brimming with flavor.

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  33. This looks delicious and lovely flavours too.

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  34. looks absolutely great dear..

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  35. Buonissima anche questa ricetta..:-P
    Buona serata kiss*

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  36. Ivy gourd is all new to me! Does it taste like bottle gourd?

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  37. mmmm.... I love this a lot. I will make this at least twice in a week and my Husband is really fed up of this...:)

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  38. I have never worked with Ivy gourd but your recipe and scrumptious photos make me wish I had! At least I know where to come for an interesting and yummy gourd recipe. Thanks for sharing! =]

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  39. Looks delicious! Where can I get ivy gourd in Toronto? Gerrard St?

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  40. delicious recipe dear....never tried this before....will surely try next time !

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  41. Thank you for the comments this stir fry is delicious and easy to prepare hope you try.
    Ivy gourd is more like a cucumber with a delicious unique taste it is not bitter like bitter melon.
    It is available in Indian and Chinese grocery stores it is commonly known as tindora.

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  42. lovely stiry fry.. i love tindora.. never get to cook it often with the limited availability here!

    Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog

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  43. I've always seen ivy gourd in indian markets near my area but i never knew what to do with them. Now i know :D

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  44. I've seen gourd recipe these days but I've never seen "ivy" one. How interesting. This looks really healthy and easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

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  45. lovely flavors in there ~ must try this version :)
    USMasala

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  46. making it this weekend...sounds delicious..
    Tasty Appetite

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  47. so simple, delicious and healthy stir fry, loved ur version..so flavourful..

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  48. Never tried this recipe but I would love to try it, looks absolutly delicious:)
    http://mywanderingspoon.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/frittata-with-corn-feta-cheese/

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  49. One of my favorite vegetables. Love it with curd rice!

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  50. Hi, first time here...love your space..wonderful recipes... Susan from www.chackoskitchen.com

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  51. I love your recipe, it's such a great mix of spices, thanks:)

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  52. One of my favourite veggies. Love the crunch of it when deep fried. Anyway, awesome ivy gourds. First time here and loved your entire collection of recipes. Do visit my space sometime.

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  54. Oh so this the name for these babies.
    I used to think they are baby cucumbers :p

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  55. Love both photos and would like to have a taste of your dish. Thank you for contributing to MLLA.

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