Thursday, January 19, 2012

Kovakkai Poriyal

Its been wonderful pongal feast and celebrations at home…With all the high calorie food,we cant skip the healthy food…Luckily,everyone luvs this kovakai at home..I make it almost every friday,Tindora/Kovakai is good for diabetic people Smile…It reduces the blood sugar level and act as natural insulin.. Thumbs up

So,why don’t we call it no bitter bittergourd Kovakkai poriyal

Kovakkai,sliced-250 gms
Onion,medium size-1,sliced
Sombu/Jeera-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Chilli powder-1/2  tsp
Red chillies,broken-2
Coriander leaves-Chopped
Oil –2 tsps
Salt to taste

1.Heat the pan,Fry the Sombu/Jeera and red chillies in a pan
2.Add the onion and saute till it turns transculent
3.Add the tomato,Coriander leaves and kovakkai to the pan and saute it well
4.Add half  cup of water,close the lid and cook for 3-5 minutes
5.Once,it turns little tender,its done.


  1. Last time i had kovaka was when i was in India, this looks so so good.

  2. One of my fav poriyal,love it simply with rasam rice.

  3. Simply delicious poriyal !! love to have with sambar rice !!

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  4. Every time I come here to post a comment,I can't see where the comment link is..haha.But priya,I see all of your posts since you are in my reader.
    Even yesterday I came here as usual,yet couldn't post...
    Nice recipe this one is.Since I always collect versions for kovakkai.It's a different flavored veg.Thanks.

  5. This is such a perfect dish and we enjoy it very much with rice.

  6. simple yet delicious looking subji! Looks So yummy, Priya :)


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