Ivy gourd stir fry

Submitted by Sangeetha Sambantham

About the cook: I am a Mother to my sugar boy, wife to my love, daughter to my precious parents, stay at home parent, blogger, foodie, cook, baker, love gardening, try my hands on new recipes &cuisine and sometimes love to be a couch potato.

About the dish: Kovakkai (Ivy gourd) is a famous vegetable across India. In this method, we are going to stir fry kovakkai and add a coarse powder which brings unique flavor to the fry.

National Origin: Indian

Serves: 4

Estimated Time: Under 30 Minutes


Tindora/Kovakkai – 1 cup
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
Urad dal – 1 tbsp
Channa dal – 1 tbsp
Dry red chillies – 3
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste


Step 1: Dry roast cumin, coriander seeds, urad dal, channa dal and dry red chillies in low flame for a minute or two. Cool it and grind to a coarse powder.
Step 2: Heat oil in a pan, add ivy gourd and saute for 2 mins. Then add turmeric, salt, 2 tbsp water cover lid and cook for 10 mins stirring occasionally.
Step 3: Remove lid, add the coarse powder and stir well. Cook for 2 mins.
Step 4: Ivy gourd stir fry is ready. Serve with rice, roti.

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