Monday, April 4, 2011

Kovakka/Tindora/Ivy gourd and cashew nut stir fry (Serves 4)

Kovakka cashew nut stir fry

Today’s recipe is a very simple stir fry composed of a rare combination of Ivy gourd/kovakka and cashew nuts. This dish was usually served in the “SADHYA” during olden days (atleast that’s what I have heard from my grandma). Last day, I was watching Lakshmi Nair’s cookery show where in I came across this dish and remembered my paternal grandma who used to make this during our birthday feasts (sadhya) when we were young. So here I am with this recipe of a very much forgotten combination that you can add to the upcoming Vishu Sadhya…

Kovakka/Tindora/Ivy gourd ½ kg
Cashew nuts ½ cup (roasted or unroasted), I used roasted
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Red chilly powder ½ tsp
Coriander powder ½ tsp
Green chilly 2 nos, slit
Mustard seeds ½ tsp
Dry red chilly 2 nos
Salt as needed
Oil 2 tsp

Ivy gourd stir fry

Preparation

Soak the cashew nuts in water for about 15-20 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Wash and cut each kovakka/tindora/ivy gourd into 4 pieces lengthwise. Cook this along with salt, green chilly, turmeric powder with 1 cup water until soft. Drain excess water and set aside.

Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and dry red chilly. Throw in the cooked kovakka/tindora/ivy gourd. MIX WELL and add the soaked cashew nuts. Mix well and add the red chilly powder and coriander powder. Now keep the heat at medium and sauté everything for about 15-20 minutes. Switch off flame and serve with rice…

Tindora stir fry

Cheers!!!
Suji

39 comments :

  1. My fav veggie. Awesome clicks. Can't help drooling

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  2. Looks so gud and lovely pic ....

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  3. ente favourite annu!!!very interesting adding nuts!!will try it!

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  4. Thats a rich looking wonderful stir fry..

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  5. I do similar prepaeration for ugadi but it would be v simple recipe, looks delicious!

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  6. tindora with cashew nuts sounds new combo, but surely will taste yum too

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  7. Adding cashew nuts sounds very interesting

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  8. adipoli combo..i have never had this !!!! yumm!!

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  9. the pics are brilliant...i havent heard or had this prep before. adding cashew nuts seem like a great idea..i love kovakka

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  10. Adding cashews is a fab idea- a great side dish for rotis!
    Your clicks are awesome as always..

    US Masala

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  11. That looks yummy shamu! can you make some and sent it to me ?

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  12. cashewnuts and kovakai.. wow.. wat a combi :) yummm :)

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  13. Nice.. this sounds like a good one.

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  14. I like the addition of cashews to kovakkai! Nice cheena chatti!

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  15. Thats a nice combinations....It will be like something to crunch on while having the soft Ivy gourd...

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  16. It's a gr8 idea to add the nuts to this simple stir fry and give it a grand makeover.

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  17. adipoli kovakka, njan innu kovakka mezhuku puratti undaki.

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  18. Cool stir fry..Loads of health benefits..Loved the first click dear

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  19. wOW looks really tasty nad delicious.Awesome clicks.

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  20. amazing clicks and wonderful presentation...adding cashews is a great idea...

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  21. I love this combo. Even now this is a must have item in Hyderabad parties, but the masala combo is different, ketto. They make it similar to the bhindi fry I have in our blog :-) with garlic n all. I didn't know that we used to have it in sadyas..

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  22. Delicious stir fry...love the addition of cashews in it...nice recipe!

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  23. Wow adipoli,looks so yummy,addition of cashews sounds delicious twist.

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  24. wow...I'm just drooling over these pics...loved it absolutely !

    http://onlyfishrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  25. Enganeyoru dishne kurichu kettitte ella ketto..Onnundakki taste cheyyunundu udane..Lovely clicks!

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  26. woww..... awesome Suji.. aara ee photo eduthathu, M / S? too clever and brilliant job... i was out of blogging area for 13days.. in laws vannirunnu.. innale aanu poyathu.. i missed ur 3 recipes.. so was readin all and posting comments.. i had decided, u wl find my comments in every post you make from this year.. :)

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  27. i tried ur omlette fried rice, pineapple ladoo and cabbage poriyal :)

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  28. Such an interesting combo.... and using cashewnut is royal !! Giving a shahi twist to the regular curry!!

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  29. What an elevation of this humble veggie. Loved the idea

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  30. oh i love the veggie in that kadai, how earthy :)

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  31. One of my veggie. Never tried it with cashew. Nics clicks !!

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  32. This is my fav veggie.. i can have this as a snack itself..looks too good and picture is just making me drooooooooooooool

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  33. very pretty click...must be very tasty too..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  34. Awesome clicks and a classic recipe as USUAL!

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  35. Addition of cashews is such a nice twist to the recipe, Suji. I feel like taking a bite...trust me! Superb pictures, as usual!! :)

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  36. Aaaahhhh here I am!!! Hru doing there??? ;)

    Lovely stirfry, makes me hungry! :D

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  37. delicious stire and fabulous clicks

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