Ivy Gourd (Kovakkai) Fry


Ingredients

  • 8 oz Kovakkai
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
  • ½ red onion
  • 3 dried red chilies
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder

Method

  • Wash and quarter the kovakkai lengthwise
  • Add 1 tablespoon oil to a skillet and add kovakkai and fry on a low flame until kovakkai is soft and lightly browned
  • Add chili powder, salt and fry for another 3 minutes (this is to cook the chili powder)
  • Transfer to a bowl
  • Slice the onion
  • Add 1 teaspoon sesame oil to the skillet and fry onion until lightly browned
  • Add dried red chilies and fry until the chilies are quite dark
  • Transfer cooked kovakkai to the skillet and fry for a minute
  • Serve with rice or chapattis

Yields: 2 – 3 side dishes

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