Kovaka also known as Tindora is a small green coloured vegetable.It is affordable,healthy and tasty one.It is a good source of fibre and other nutrients.This is a simple stir fry recipe.


  • Kovakai……..500 GM’s
  • Onion……1 or 2
  • Chilli powder……..1 to 2 TSP
  • Turmeric powder……..1/2 TSP
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt as required
  • Mustard seeds………1/4 TSP
  • Urad dhal………1/2 tsp


    1. Wash,drain and cut ivy guord into thin slices.
    2. Now add little salt and chilli powder and put in a sieve the vegetables and allow the water to come out.
    3. Heat little oil in a kadai.
    4. Add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal after few minutes add chopped onions.
    5. After few seconds add kovakkai and then required balance salt turmeric powder and chillipowder till it is done.

      If u don’t want to add onions u can leave it

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