February 23, 2011

Ivy Gourd Poriyal

     I can frankly say this is not my much favorite veggie. So, my procedure of intake is "Appadiyeee sapiduven" method. It taste same as "Cucumber". Known health benefits of Ivy gourd is, it can control diabetics, so pls suggest diabetic ppl to have this weekly once.


INGREDIENTS
Sliced Ivy Gourd - 1/4 kg
Chopped Onion - 2 Nos.
Chopped Tomato - 1 No.
Fennel Seeds - 1/2 Spoon
Turmeric Powder - Pinch
Chilly Powder - 1/2 spoon
Curry Leaf - 1 twig
Corainder Leaf - 2 Twigs
Mustard - 1 spoon
Salt - To taste
Oil - To fry

METHOD:
     Keep a frying pan, heat spoons of oil. Add mustard, once it splutters up, add fennel seeds, curry leaf, coriander leaf, chopped onion, chopped tomato and saute it for 5 mins. then add sliced ivy gourd, turmeric powder, chilly powder and required salt. Add a glass of water, allow to cook well and serve hot.

Note: Ivy gourd can also be pressured in cooker to make the work easier but the taste will be less compare to the above method.

14 comments:

schmetterlingwords said...

Is Ivy gourd 'Kovaikkai' ?? If yes, then I too hate these.. I had never eaten Kovaikkai before, but when I was in Chennai, in my office, they used this veg for almost 2-3times a week and I got terribly bored with that... Anyways, it claimas to hav some health benefits!! So, lets forgive and eat!! :-)

Harika's Kitchen said...

yummy curry.

Priya Sreeram said...

i love ivy gourd and this looks perfect !

Padhu said...

I simply love this with rice .Looks delicious

savitha ramesh said...

my favourite..i used to do it without onion and tomato

Malar Gandhi said...

Love this poriyal perfect with sambar rice

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@schmetterlingwords:Yes, its kovakkai.. Its not my much hatred dish. I like somewat :)

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@Harika, Priya, PAdhu, Sarika, Malar: Thanks for ur comments :)

Kalpana Sareesh said...

i love this one n urs is perfect..

Sharmi said...

you have nice collectionof recipes and your lil princess looks really cute:)

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@Kalpana: Thank u so much :)

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@ Sharmi: Thanks for dropping here. Keep Visiting :)

apsara-illam said...

paarkka nanraaka iruppathu maddumillaamal ungkaL seymuraiyai paarkkum poothu taste um nanraaka irukumnu ninaikkiren sangeetha...
vaazhththukkaL.

apsara.

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@apsara-illam: Mikka nanri apsara :)

February 23, 2011

Ivy Gourd Poriyal

     I can frankly say this is not my much favorite veggie. So, my procedure of intake is "Appadiyeee sapiduven" method. It taste same as "Cucumber". Known health benefits of Ivy gourd is, it can control diabetics, so pls suggest diabetic ppl to have this weekly once.


INGREDIENTS
Sliced Ivy Gourd - 1/4 kg
Chopped Onion - 2 Nos.
Chopped Tomato - 1 No.
Fennel Seeds - 1/2 Spoon
Turmeric Powder - Pinch
Chilly Powder - 1/2 spoon
Curry Leaf - 1 twig
Corainder Leaf - 2 Twigs
Mustard - 1 spoon
Salt - To taste
Oil - To fry

METHOD:
     Keep a frying pan, heat spoons of oil. Add mustard, once it splutters up, add fennel seeds, curry leaf, coriander leaf, chopped onion, chopped tomato and saute it for 5 mins. then add sliced ivy gourd, turmeric powder, chilly powder and required salt. Add a glass of water, allow to cook well and serve hot.

Note: Ivy gourd can also be pressured in cooker to make the work easier but the taste will be less compare to the above method.

14 comments:

schmetterlingwords said...

Is Ivy gourd 'Kovaikkai' ?? If yes, then I too hate these.. I had never eaten Kovaikkai before, but when I was in Chennai, in my office, they used this veg for almost 2-3times a week and I got terribly bored with that... Anyways, it claimas to hav some health benefits!! So, lets forgive and eat!! :-)

Harika's Kitchen said...

yummy curry.

Priya Sreeram said...

i love ivy gourd and this looks perfect !

Padhu said...

I simply love this with rice .Looks delicious

savitha ramesh said...

my favourite..i used to do it without onion and tomato

Malar Gandhi said...

Love this poriyal perfect with sambar rice

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@schmetterlingwords:Yes, its kovakkai.. Its not my much hatred dish. I like somewat :)

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@Harika, Priya, PAdhu, Sarika, Malar: Thanks for ur comments :)

Kalpana Sareesh said...

i love this one n urs is perfect..

Sharmi said...

you have nice collectionof recipes and your lil princess looks really cute:)

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@Kalpana: Thank u so much :)

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@ Sharmi: Thanks for dropping here. Keep Visiting :)

apsara-illam said...

paarkka nanraaka iruppathu maddumillaamal ungkaL seymuraiyai paarkkum poothu taste um nanraaka irukumnu ninaikkiren sangeetha...
vaazhththukkaL.

apsara.

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@apsara-illam: Mikka nanri apsara :)