Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ivy Gourd Fry | Gherkins Fry | Kovakkai Varuval | Dondakkai Fry | Side dish for sambar rice

Kovakkai varuval

Ivy gourd fry or Kovakkai fry or tindora fry or dondakkai fry is a easy and yummy fry which I love to eat. Even my family members love this veggie. I love to have this veggie with sambar rice or curd rice. There is other version of this recipe, but this is the very easy recipe. Lets see the recipe of the easy kovakkai fry.

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dondakkai fry

Easy Kovakkai Fry / Ivy gourd Fry

Preparation time: 10 min | Cook Time: 10 min 
Total Time: 20 min | Serves: 4
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian


  • Ivy gourd/Kovakkai - 200gms
  • Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 to 3/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Oil - 1.5 tbsp
  • Water - just for sprinkling
1. Cut the kovakkai into small pieces either lengthwise or cross section wise.

2. In a kadai, add oil and put the kovakkai pieces and allow to cook by sprinkling little water. (do not add more water)

3. When it becomes dry, again sprinkle little water, till it gets cooked.

4. Now add the above mentioned powders and fry it for another 5 min.

5. It is simple yet tasty and goes well with any kind of rice.

6. Yummy and easy kovakkai fry is ready.
kovakkai fry

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24 lovely comments:

Suja Manoj

Simple and delicious yummy and superb clicks.


Wonderful recipe.I prepare it this way only.My fav

Nandinis food

Healthy and nutritious fry! Really tasty.


OMG, healthy, easy n yummy fry!!!

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Gayathri Kumar

Very simple yet yummy stir fry..

Subhie Arun

healthy n yummy dish..lo d color...bookmarked..!will try next time....


Did not know the name of kovakkai as ivy gourd/ gherkins! nice dish!

Hamaree Rasoi

Very healthy and Delicious Preparation Akila. thanks.

Hamaree Rasoi


Crispy fry and delicious as well


simply delicious yummy
will send one for your event

Umm Mymoonah

Yumm yumm, love to have with rice.


I also chop these in round shape Akila. But my hubby likes it if i cut it lenght wise.

Priya Suresh

Simply superb fry, just makes me drool..


Love this veggie...


yummy kovakkai fry.. would love it with sambar..


Yummy fry,mouth watering fav side dish...

Jeyashris Kitchen

i too make in a similar way. love to have this with rasam and rice


wow...luvly color & luks spicy too...bookmarking ths....& thanx for visiting ma place... :))


lovely fry!


Simple and crisppy fry! Clicks are nice akila!


This fry is our favorite. YUMM!
Happy new year!

Ganga Sreekanth

yummy and fav


thank you for linking this delicious looking fry at food palette series black
regards Akheela


That is an easy to make healthy stirfry. Love ur photography dear.

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