kovakkai fry
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Kovakkai curry recipe

Kovakkai fry or poriyal/ tindora fry is a simple of all tindora recipes and easy to prepare. Full video recipe, No coconut used. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3

Ingredients

  • 20 Kovakkai/ Tindora
  • 1 Onion chopped (optional)
  • 2 tsp Sambar powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Salt & water - As needed

To Temper

  • 1/2 tsp Mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp Oil

Instructions

  • Clean and slice the kovakkai to thin circles or thin strips lengthwise.
  • Heat kadai/frying pan with oil and temper with the mustard, cumin, curry leaves.
  • Add onion, if adding, to it and fry till golden brown.Add kovakkai,turmeric and salt.
  • Fry well adding more oil for 3 minutes. It should get half done by this time.
  • Then sprinkle sambar powder, mix and continue cooking till soft and changes colour.
  • Take care not to burn the kovakkai, adjust flame accordingly. If you want you can sprinkle water and cook covered too, but it tastes better when sauteed with more oil itself.

Video

Notes

If you want you can sprinkle water and cook covered too, but it tastes better when sauteed with more oil itself.