Ivy Gourd/ Kovakka Varuval:
Inviting taste of this Ivy gourd Varuval is a good companion with plain cooked rice and sambar or stuff in the roti, roll and serve. Simple recipe with fewer ingredients, really you will enjoy the unique taste of this garlic flavored varuval. Many of us do not know the health benefits of Ivy gourd learn more from,
Ivy gourd, with its nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants help in strengthening the nervous system. Ivy gourd help in dealing with numerous nervous related problems
Ivy gourd-500 gram serves 4 people
Chili powder-1 tsp
Salt- 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Tomato- 1 small
Fennel seeds-1/2 tsp
1.Clean and cut Ivy gourd to thin lengthwise slices.
2.Grind all the above ‘To grind ingredients” to a smooth paste.
3.Heat pan with 1 tablespoon of oil, fry kovakkai for 3 minutes.
4.Add ground masala paste to it mix well, sprinkle half cup water, close and cook for 5 minutes till it becomes soft.
5. Fry until the water evaporates.
Aromatic kovakkai varuval is ready to serve.