Kovaikkai in Yogurt Coconut Sauce

Kovaikkai in Yogurt Coconut Sauce / Ivygroud in Yogurt Coconut Sauce
I have taste these tangy flavored kovaikkai back in India in one of my relative long back. The taste was so good. At that time I wasn't into cooking so just brush off the taste and completely forgotten about that. As I was waiting for son at the bus-stop-some of the ladies were discussing about what they prepared for lunch and other stuffs. I heard one of them mention about adding yogurt to koavikkai poriyal. My memory of having them flashed back and here I am sharing that recipe with all!!

Serving Size: 4

For The Yogurt Coconut Sauce:
2tbsp fresh home-made curd
2tbsp freshly grated coconut
1/2tsp fennel seeds
a pinch oh hing powder
1/2tsp chillies powder

Add 1tsp ghee to wok and roast all the ingredients and then grind them a paste-set aside.

1 cup kovaikkai sliced lengthwise
1 cup chopped shallots
1/2tsp onion seeds
1tsp cumin seeds
1tsp mustard seeds
2tsp coriander powder
1/2tsp turmeric powder
1/4tsp grama masala
salt to taste
chopped coriander leaves

Preparation Methods:
Heat the oil in a deep pan and add the cumin,mustard and onion seeds. When they stop spluttering, add the sliced onions and allow them to turn golden. Add all the spice powder and saute till the raw smell are completely removed. Then add the sliced kovaikkai and cook till then become tender and soft. Finally add the paste and combine them well. Adjust the level of salt and remove from flame. Transfer to serving dish garnisheed with chopped coriander leaves.


Namitha said…
That's a yummy preparation..love this veggie
Rachana said…
yummyyy.... looks delicious:)
Vrinda said…
Nice recipe with kovaykka,liked the addition of yogurt,yummmm
Priya Suresh said…
QUite a delicious and unique dish..looks too fantastic..
prasu said…
Wow................totally toooo good dear...love to have it with sambar....thank you for sharing the recipe.
Tina said…
Kovakkai and yoghurt....nice combination dear. Yummy yummy....
Sushma Mallya said…
Very nice recipe, i usually do poriyal and didnt know any other way to do it...thanks for sharing sara..
Unknown said…
Use yogurt for Okra but never tried with Kovakkai, looks very interesting and delicious.
Nithya said…
Adding curd is absolutely new to me. :) should try for sure.
PranisKitchen said…
looks delicious..like any form this tindora ..Used to prepare different kind of stir fry..not yet tried with curd ..good recipe yarr..thanks for sharing