Friday, January 23, 2009

Kovakkai Poriyal

kovvakai - 1 /4 kg (cut lengthwise)
onion - 2 (cut lengthwise)
red chilli flakes - 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
oil - 1 tsp
curry leaves - 5
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
urad dal - 1 tsp
water - 1.5 cups

- in a pan add oil
- when the oil is hot add the mustard seeds and the urad dal
- when the urad dal changes its colour add the curry leaves and the onions
- fry until the onions are transparent
- add the chilli flakes
- add the salt to taste
- add the kovvakkai and fry for 4 - 5 minutes
- add water and cook until done
- when the kovvakkai is dry and cooked, remove from fire
- serve it with rice.

- can add freshly grated coconut to the kovakkai before removing from fire. Thats gives a wonderful taste and flavour. ( I never add coconut as my hubby is allergic to it).

This is for the EVENT:

Viki's Kitchen

1 comment:

Priti said...

Looks one for me :)