Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tindora / Kovakkai / Ivy Gourd Chutney

I didn't know that one can make chutney with tindora / ivy gourd until I came across a few recipes here and here. Looked nice and tempting but was not sure on the taste of the chutney. So did not make an attempt to make this chutney.

I am not a real great fan of ivy gourds and so usually don't buy any of this unless my mom comes here. She just loves this veggie and I usually stock my fridge with a big batch of tindoras whenever she comes over. Out of curiosity on her love for tindora, I got a batch of ivy gourds during my last week grocery shopping. Thought of making some tindora stir fry for our lunch box but finally ended making the chutney for our dinner.

~*What U Need*~
Tindora / Kovakkai - 50 g
Onion(medium) - 1
Tomato(small) - 1
Red Chillies - 3
Garlic - 3-5 cloves
Tamarind - small piece
Jeera seeds / Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste

How I Made It:
Wash and clean the tindora well.Cut them into thin pieces. Chop the onions and tomatoes. Chop the garlic cloves finely
Heat oil in a kadai, when hot add urad dhal and fry till light brown. Now add in the garlic, red chillies, jeera and curry leaves and fry till done.
Add onion and saute till brown. Now add in the tomato and fry till mushy.
Add in cut tindora fry them for a while.
Cool the mixture completely.
Add salt. Grind it in mixie into a fine paste. Add water as per the needed consistency.

Serve with idly/dosas!!!

Huss's Verdict: Was different to the normal tomato, onion / peanut chutneys. The tindora taste in the form of a chutney complimented well with the dosas. Can make more often.

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CC:Roti Pachadi / Chutney

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  1. Never tasted this chutney...

  2. I am an extremely ardent and a very big fan of kovakai and prepare this curry very often but I shall the chutney also since i looks very tempting and delicious.

  3. Tindora chutney is new to me & looks delicious!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. This recipe is in my to-do list for a very long time...its so hard to find these veggie here:( Your chutney looks perfect and inviting.

  5. //I didn't know that one can make chutney with tindora //same pinch! In fact i buy this veggie very rarely! ;)

    Chutney looks yummmmm!

  6. My mom used to make this ~ haven't had it since areally LONG time. Tempting pics :)
    US Masala

  7. bookmarked dear...surely will try this...

  8. kovakka chutney looks super. Love to try them.

  9. yummyy...I am waiting to taste this chutney. when will you invite me?


  10. Superb and very interesting chutney !! looks delicious !!

    You can send this recipe to my ongoing event

    Ongoing Event - CC-Roti Pachadi/Chutney

  11. Looks so gud ...I have to try this

  12. good one vimitha- I have trid it once & loved it !

  13. Never tasted.. New and interesting..

  14. Nice n yummy pacchadi...looks delicious..:)

  15. I've heard a lot about this one but never given it a try...flavorful and yummy chutney...must try

  16. Never seen or heard of kovakkai chutney... gr8 recipe :)

  17. Nice chutney, This sounds interesting & delicious!


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