January 6, 2011

Tindora (Ivy Gourd) Stir-fry — Kovakka Upperi

Finally, it’s the weekend. In fact, the first weekend in the New Year. I just wanna lean back and chill out.

Here’s a quick-fix recipe with tindora or ivy gourd. This veg is also known as baby watermelon!

Tindora (Ivy Gourd) Stir-fry — Kovakka Upperi


1 cup tindora (kovakka), sliced
1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
3 green chilies, slit
1 stalk curry leaves
¼ cup fresh coconut, grated
¼ teaspoon black mustard seeds
2 teaspoon oil
salt, to taste


Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat. Add mustard seeds and cook until they crackle, about 30 seconds. Stir in chilies, onions and curry leaves and sauté for 4-5 minutes until onions are soft translucent. Tip in the tindora, add salt, and toss until well combined. Reduce heat and cook, stirring, until the vegetable is tender. It’s best to leave it a bit crunchy. Sprinkle with coconut and cook, stirring, for 2 more minutes. Plate and serve warm.


  1. lovely..lovely...yummmmm:)

  2. Thx for visiting my site and dropping your lovely feedback. The stir-fry looks very delicious and nice. Gorgeous photos.

  3. nashie it jus occurred to me...i was following your blog's graph. 2 comments here but 30 plus in the latest. i think you can jus re post these and sit back and enjoy...i would've done that ;P

  4. What a great suggestion, Thoma! I think I might do that one of these days..:D

  5. Wonderful recipe, I too love this veggie and what a gorgeous clicks!


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