Monday, October 13, 2008

Tindora / Kovakkai Curry and an Award

This is my all time favorite curry. Rasam rice with kovakkai curry is just out of the world. My mom cooks it so well. She actually cuts them into thin slices and it tastes better as it gets roasted well. I cook the same way with fresh Tindora. I don't have an indian grocery store nearby and we goto nashville just once in 3 or 4 weeks and i use the fresh vegetables the first week and then stock up the frozen vegetables for later. The picture shown is of frozen cut tindora. This tastes good too, but takes much longer to cook as they are thick.



Ingredients :
Tindora - 500g
Sambar powder - 2 spoons (Substitute with 1 spoon red chilli powder and 1/2 spoon dhaniya powder if you don't have sambar powder)
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds, curry leaves, urad daal and hing for seasoning.
Cilantro for garnishing.
Method :
Steam cook the tindora slices in microwave or in cooker to reduce the cooking time. Cook till they are soft but not mushy.

Heat about 4 or 5 spoons of oil in a non stick pan and pop mustard seeds. Add curry leaves, hing and urad daal and fry till the daal is golden brown. Add the tindora slices. Add sambar powder and salt and keep sauteing till they are cooked. Cook it longer to get it roasted. They taste better.
Tastes good with Rice, rasam rice in particular.

And now to the award :

Priya passed me the Butterfly award. What a pleasant surprise! Thankyou Priya!





The rules of the award are:
Put the logo on your blog.
Add a link to the person who awarded you.
Nominate 10 other blogs
Add links to those blogs on yours, and leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.
I have put the logo on my blog and have also added the link to Priya who gave me this award.
I would like to pass it on to.

25 comments:

Uma said...

just the way I cook! tindora curry is everyone's fav. in my family! looks so delcious! Congrats on your award and thanks for passing it to me!

rekhas kitchen said...

my fav vegetable love that one and thanks alot for thinking about me will post it soon

anudivya said...

Thanks so much! :) Appreciate it.

jeyashrisuresh said...

What u said is absolutely true.Kovakkai curry goes wel with rasam rice.Made it today.you can mix kovakkai with brinjal onion capsicum and potato.Goes well with rice.

Nidhi said...

Interesting recipe. They are looking like cluster beans to me. Is it what you call Tindora?

Priya said...

Tindora curry looks yummy Vibaas..healthy too..

Ramya said...

Thanks a lot for passing this award Vidhya... U made me feel spl by doing so... :)

Regards,
Ramya
http://ramya65.blogspot.com

Usha said...

I love kovakkai curry too,yours looks yummy, I agree that the frozen ones take far longer than fresh ones to cook :)

Bhawana said...

Congratulations Dear on ur Award. And Thanks for thinking about me.

anudivya said...

Oh did I mention that I love tindora? your dish looks yum...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Congratulation on award and thank u for passing it to me. Tindora fry looks awesome.

Sangeeth said...

Thanks so much for sharing with me I really appreciate it dear!

Bhawana said...

yummy and very tempting Vibaas. Nice one, bookmarked this one :).

Vibaas said...

thanks all of you :-)

Nidhi, no, it is not cluster beans. it is called ivygourd. Pls. check the bottom right corner in this link for the picture of tindora : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccinia_grandis

Jeyashri, that's a new combi for me and i will definitely give it a try. thanks for sharing the tip.

Priyanka said...

i have never tried it with sambhar/rasam powder....that must give it a wonderdful taste

Sujatha said...

Love the kovakkai curry... one of my favorite vegs.. And congrats on your award :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Thanks for passing me the award... Tindoras are looking great, it goes well with Rasam as you said... You are inducing my taste buds so much :)

Vibaas said...

Thanks Priyanka, Sujatha and Ramya.

Priyanka, i use sambar powder for curries that require redchilli powder and it tastes awesome. Pls. give it a try :)

Adlak's tiny world said...

its my daughter's favrt. so inviting yr photos are. nice curry.

Adlak's tiny world said...

Hi vidya i have added u in my blog list. Its my sincere and luving receprocation to u for d inspiration i got to create the blog.
Thanks a lot for indroducing me to the blog world. And sorry for the late receprocation(Nanga late a panninalum latest a pannuvom la.)

Check out ven u free.

Medhaa said...

The curry looks lovely. Congratulations and thank you.

Vibaas said...

Thanks Medhaa and Hema!

easycrafts said...

Thanks so much for the award

Aartee said...

my son loves kovaka, and urs looks really good, will try this next time i prepare it.

Vibaas said...

Thx Aartee, my son and i both love kovakkai too :)

EC, it's my pleasure :)

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