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Kovakka Mezhukkupuratti / Tindora / Ivy gourd Fry

Kovakka mezhukkupuratti-Lean how to prepare quick and easy kerala style Ivy gourd / Tindora fry.Kovakka Mezhukkupuratti

nadan kovakka mezhukkupuratti

Kerala style Tindora /Ivy Gourd stir fry.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2 to 3

  1. Kovakka /Ivy Gourd,sliced- 2 cups
  2. Green chilies,cut vertically-1(or according to taste)
  3. Shallots,sliced- 4 to 5 nos
  4. Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  5. Coconut pieces- 1 or 2 tbsp
  6. Kashmiri chili powder-1/2 to 3/4 tsp
  7. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  8. Coconut oil-as required
  9. Salt-to taste


  • Heat oil in a pan,add kovakka,green chilies,shallots,curry leaves,coconut pieces.Mix well.Cover and cook until 3/4 th done,stirring once or twice in between.
  • Add kashmiri chili powder,turmeric powder and salt to taste.Mix well and cook on medium flame for about 8 to 10 minutes,stirring well in between.
  • Serve with rice.


  • Adjust the quantity of chili powder according to your taste.
  • You can find more thorn/mezhukkupuratti recipes here.

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  • Reply
    nandoos kitchen
    February 22, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Lovely, healthy stir fry

  • Reply
    February 22, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    wow tempting stir fry 🙂 looks yummy !!

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