September 29, 2011

Kovayka Thoran ( Ivy gourd stir fry) - Kerala Style)

Ivy gourd( chopped)-1 cup
Onion-1 (chopped)
Green chilli-2 (sliced)
Dried red chillies-2 (broken into two)
Channa dal-2 tspn
Turmeric powder-1/4 tspn
Mustard seeds-1 tspn
Olive oil or coconut oil-1 tblspn
Grated coconut-1 tblspn
A few curry leaves
Salt to taste
1.Heat oil in a pan.Splutter mustard seeds.
2.Add channa dal and fry it until it turns golden brown color
3.Add red chillies,onions,green chillies and curry leaves.stir it until the onions turns golden brown colour.
4. Add the grated coconut and stir it until it turns golden brown colour.
5.Add Ivy gourd,turmeric powder and salt.stir well. 
6.Keep the lid closed and cook it in low heat until the Ivy gourds are tender.
 Serve with rice.


  1. Looks so good ....simple n delicious

  2. Yummy thoran, perfect with rice and sambhar.

  3. Kollam... Amma idaykku undakkarundu ithil ninnum cheriya vyathyasangalokkeye ulloo :)


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  5. Yummy Stirfry,if u've tasted it,U will agree here.Luv ur recipes.

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