Kovakkai Fry / Tindora Fry

December 10, 2013 Bachelor Friendly RecipesDry SabjiKootu / Poriyal Varieties  No comments

Kovakkai or Tindora fry is a simple fry that goes well with rice or chapathi. It can be made in a jiffy with the ingredients usually available in your pantry. I normally pair it up with rasam/sambar for rice or for chapathi along with dal.

Now to the recipe…

 

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Ingredients:

  • Kovakkai – 1/2 kg
  • Onion – 1 medium
  • Jeera / Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Chilli Powder -1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – as needed

Method:

  • Wash & chop kovakkai in length wise pieces.(Discard both the ends of it) U can also chop it into round slices. I prefer this way as it is easy & quick. Heat a pan with oil and temper with cumin seeds.

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  • Once the cumin seeds splutter, add chopped onions and fry till transparent. Then add the chopped kovakkai followed by salt, chilli powder & coriander powder.

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  • Mix & cook covered in low-medium flame without adding any water. It will get cooked in the oil itself. It must be soft & crunchy.

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Simple kovakkai fry is ready. Serve hot with rice or roti.

 

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Tips:

  1. While buying, choose green & tender kovakkai/tindora & not the ripe ones.
  2. Chop it into thin slices so that they get cooked quickly & evenly.
  3. Do not over cook it. It tastes best when its crunchy yet soft.

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