Sunday, June 1, 2008

Ivy Gourd Fry with Almonds for Fortune Cooking Contest

Ivy Gourd Fry with Almonds..Sounds Different...Right?? I read about this recipe long back in a popular Tamil Monthly Mangayar Malar Supplement on Badam Recipe's. So now its time to showcase to you all the badam delight i had in a different form with a different companion, ivy gourd.

This Ivy Gourd Fry with Almonds goes to Fortune Cooking Contest hosted by my dear friends Nithu and Shriya.

would i need to say about how it tasted..coconut and almonds blenched togeather and fried with ivy gourd''s sure it has to be good nna??


1. Ivy Gourd/Kovakkai- 12
2. Red Onion-1(Medium size)
3. Grated Coconut-1/4 cup
4. Almonds-10
5. Red Chilli's-2(Increase the no. if you want it to be spicy)
6. Oil-1/4 cup
7. Mustard-1/2 spoon


Cut the ivy Gourd into half. wash it and keep it aside. Grind the grated coconut and the almonds along with chilli and little water coarsely and keep them aside. Now in a kadai, heat the oil, add mustard seeds, when it makes sound, add the onion sliced and fry it. Now add the ivy gourd's and fry. let them get oil coated andstart shrinking. now add the grinded coconut-almond paste to it. keep mixing. on a low flame keep stirring whenever it sticks to the kadai. add salt and fry till they are almost cooked. i prefer the crunchiness in the i dont cook it to the full.

I had this with Plain Rice..which tasted well..absolute finger licking delight. It is a fatty rich side-dish to the rice. so when you prepare this, prepare something very light, as dal, rasam or sambhar.


  1. Kovakkai with almonds, adds a nice crunch and taste I bet.

  2. Thanks for participating in the contest . Good luck dear. And my belated b'day wishes to you. Hope u had a grt b'day.

  3. Nice recipe..Something different.. Something for you in my blog...Please check..

  4. Different combo. New to me. Looks delicious,Lavi

  5. I got 2 try this one Lavi,badam gives a crunchyness...Looks delicious

  6. delicious entry, Lavi! Lovely recipe.

  7. lavi..that looks very delicious..nice peices..

  8. I love the idea of using almonds with kovakkai, Lavi! Will have to try this out! :)

  9. great to try this once.lovely recipe.

  10. Hi there

    it sounds so nice i'll make it.

    but if yo have more nutrisional info please post it. my kannad friend was telling that this veggi is not good for brain. so she is not giving to her kids.


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