Tindora-Khopara Subzi / Dondakaya-Copra Kura

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Ivy Gourd n Dessicated Coconut Stir-Fry: Other Names: Kovaikkai-Copara Thengai Varuval. Kovakka Thoran. Dondakaya-Kobari Kura. Ingredients: Ivy Gourd 1/2 kilo – finely choppedDry coconut – sliced and grated 1 cupGarlic 4-7 cloves – choppedSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonCurry leaves fewMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCoconut oil few spoons. Method: Dry toast dessicated-grated coconut till golden-brown. Further [...]

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Super Hot Tinda Vepudu

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Tinda Vepudu:(Andhra Style) Kovaikai Poriyal. Tindora Subzi. Tendli Vepudu. Tendli Kari. Tinda Masala. Gerkins Varuval. Kovakai Varuval. Dondakaya Vepudu. Ingredients: Ivy Gourd 1 cup – sliced Garlic with skin 4-7 cloves crushed Dry red chilies 3 crushed Salt Turmeric 1/4 spoon Chili powder 1 spoon Peanuts – toasted 1 fistful – grated Sesame oil few [...]

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Stuffed Tinda / Gutti Dondakaya – Andhra Special

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Stuffed Kovaikkai:(Andhra Special) Kovakka Nirachadhu. Gutti Dondakaya. Stuffed Tinda. Stuffed Tindora. Bharwa Tindora. My Mommy never bought nor prepared Tinda at home. As a child never saw this vegetable. My whole life was from hostel to hostel and mess to mess. I sometimes really missed how the food tastes at home:( When I was in [...]

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Ivy Gourd Leaves with Lentils

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Kovai Ilai Dhall: Ivy Gourd Leaves Soup. Kovai Thazhai Dhall. Kovaikkai Keerai Kothu Paruppu. Gherkins Leaves in Food preparations. Dhondakai Greens in Cooking. Tinda / Tindora Leaves in cooking. Dondaikai Koora Pappu Chaaru. Ivy Gourd is considered as weed in many parts of the world and even in India. It comes under the Cucurbitaceae family(Family [...]

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Kovaikkai Sambar

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Tinda Sambar: Kovaikkai Sambar. Dhondakkai Sambar. It used to be another boring Sambar in University Hostel! They will make this sambar 2-3 times a weak! We hated it! But not anymore….now I rarely spot this veggie in the market! I got so little this time(that was the last few pieces left in an Asian Grocery [...]

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Kovaikkai Thengai Poriyal

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Tinda Thoran: Ivy Gourd Poriyal. Baby cucumbers Stir-fry. Kovaikkai Poriyal. Dhondakai Kopara Koora. Method: Ivy gourd – slice them (1/4 kilo)Dry coconut – grated 1 small cupGreen chilies 1-2SaltTurmeric pinch(optional)Mustard seeds 1/4 spoonCurry leaves fewOil few spoons. Method: Grate coconut and chilies together in a blender, set aside! In a wok, heat oil. Add mustard [...]

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Tindora Masale Bhaath – Ivygourd Masala Rice

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Kovaikkai Masale Bath:> Tindora Masale Bath. Dondakkai Bath. Kovaikkai Saadham. Gherkins Spice Rice. Ingredients: To Be Toasted Each Separately And Powdered Togather: Coriander seeds 2 spoonsChana dal 2 spoonsUrad dal 2 spoonsDry red chilies 6Fenugreek seeds 1-2 spoonsWhole black pepper 1 spoonCinnamon 2 sticksCloves 3Cumin seeds 1 spoonDry coconut grated 1/4 cupBlack Sesame seeds 2 [...]

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Kovaikai-Thengai Perattal / Kobari Dondakaye

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Kovaikkai Poriyal: Kovaikkai Poriyal with Powdered Spices. Hot n Spicy Gherkins. Fried Tindora. Fried Tinda. Dondakkai Stir-Fry. Kovaikkai Poriyal. Kovaikkai Varuval. Ingredients: Gherkins / Tindora 1/4 kiloSaltlemon juice few spoonsTurmeric powder 1/2 spoonTamarind paste 1/4 spoonSesame oil 1 cup To Be Toasted and Powdered: Chana dal – 2 spoonsUrad dal – 2 spoonsCoriander seeds 2 [...]

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Kovaikai Usili

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Kovaikkai Paruppu Usili:Gherkins Usili. Dondakkai Usili. Tindora Usili. Short Cucumber/ Baby Cucumber Fried Curry. Ingredients:Kovaikkai 1/2 kilo(lengthwise chopped-1 into 4)Mustard seeds 1/2 spoonCumin seeds 1/2 spoonChana dal 1/2 spoonUrad dal 1/2 spoonCurry leaves fewGreen chilies 3 finely choppedDry red chilies 6Chana dal 1 cup(soaked in water for 20 minutes)Ginger-garlic paste 1 spoonFennel seeds 3 spoonsSalt(to [...]

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Kovaikai Poriyal

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Tindora Fry:Gherkin Fry. Young Cucumber Fry. Baby Cucumber Fry. Kovaikkai Fry. Dondakkai Fry. Tindora Fry.Short cucumbers Fry. This is a cucumber, which has been picked when it is still young….2-3inch size. It still has cucumber flavour. Tastes good in salad and when fried. Ingredients:1/2 kilo Tindoras/kovaikkai/Dondakkai.Garlic one large peeled and crushed well/gratedOil 1 cupMustard seeds [...]

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