Saturday, January 26, 2008

A Different Tasty Kovakkai/ Ivy Gourd Fry

With Besan flour sprinkled above will taste good..


1.Kovakkai-20 pieces(chopped into thin slices)

2.Oil-8 spoons
4.Chilli Powder-1 spoon
5.Turmeric Powder-a pinch
6.Besan flour/Kadalai mavu-3 spoons


In a kadai..add oil and let it heat. now add the kovakkai slices and cook by covering it with a lid in a low flame. on cooking for 5-10 minutes, add salt,turmeric powder,chilli powder and mix well. now add besan flour, mix well. let it cooked for another 5 minutes and stop the flame.

Garnish it with corriander leaves.


  1. I dont like this veg but adding besan seems to be the trick to makig it taste better.

  2. I am not a big fan of kovakkai. But your recipe and pic looks yummy and simple. It should be very useful for kovakkai lovers. And as vimmi said adding besan is really something new.

  3. thanks vimmi for checking out my blog and commenting..try this as besan flour add's taste with kovakkai.

  4. shriya thanks again. kovakkai is good for health..i usually include this veggie in my weekly-grocery list. try this and let me know wheather you like it or not..

  5. lavanya..loove kovakkai and can eat it everyday :D...thnks for sharing a new twist on the recipe!

  6. thank you rajitha for dropping your comments..looking forward for your visits.

  7. Kovakkai is one of my favorite veggies! Will try this version sometime, as I don't normally use kadalai maavu. :)

  8. kalai thanks for your comments. unga blog nalla irukku..try kovakkai with kadalai mavu & let me know how it turned out.

  9. Hello Lavanya...nice blog you have here..first time here and its nice to know that you are from chennai...are you blogging from chennai?..if so, check out
    Arusuvai Friendship Chain
    and drop me a word at, if you are interested!..

  10. Yummy kovakkai. One of my fav dish...

  11. Lavanya, I have never tried kovakkai before, but this looks really delicious. My husband, who's Tamil, would certainly enjoy it. Thanks for posting this.

  12. simple,fast and delicious. Looks great too!

  13. Hi mu hubby loves kovakkai,,once i bought and threw it.. since i dont know any kavakkai recipes..Thanks for sharing..I hav never eaten before

  14. vaishali..iam sure your desi wil enjoy kovakkai fry.

    dhivya..kovakkai is rich in protein and fibre. so start cooking.

    mandira than you for dropping a comment.

    Nithu..iam excited on seeing your to hear from a Good Cook like you.

    Srivalli..thanks for your compliments. it would be my pleasure to be in arusuvai.

  15. Lavanya, can you pls mail me, your postal address? If you can send it today, would be great!

  16. hi lavi..
    m new to cooking... ur blog s too good which helps me to do some good receipes .... thank u so much :)


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