Ivy gourd / Kovakka Stir-Fry

Ivy gourd / Kovakka Stir-Fry

Ivy gourd / Kovakka Stir-Fry

Ivy gourd / Kovakka Stir-Fry

Well, when you have no time and intend to make some thing really tasty, then ivy gourd stir-fry is the best dish to go for. A very simple and easy Ivy gourd / Kovakka Stir-Fry can be made in not time.

A very healthy stir-fry made of Ivy gourd/kovakka/tindly. Made with very little ingredients and  has got no over powering masala mix.

Do try out this Ivy gourd / Kovakka Stir-Fry Recipe and let me know how it went.

Ivy gourd / Kovakka Stir-Fry Recipe


  • Ivy gourd – 500 gms
  • Oil- 1 Tbsp
  • Shallots- 100 gms
  • Curry leaf- 1 Tbsp
  • Dry Chilly – 4 pcs
  • Mustard seeds – 1 Tsp
  • Black pepper – to taste
  • Salt – to taste


  1. Cut ivy gourd into quarters, slice shallots and keep aside.
  2. In a pan heat oil, add mustard seeds, shallots, curry leaf, dry chilly and let it crackle.
  3. Add ivy gourd, stir-fry over high heat for a minute, Add salt and black pepper.
  4. Cover with lid, reduce the fire to a slow medium and continue to cook until the ivy gourd is tender.5-7 minutes of cooking depending on how tender you want it to be…
  5. Adjust the seasoning and serve hot.

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Bone Appetite & Happy Cooking!



  1. bhagyalekshmi deepu says:

    Kovakka:-best medicine for diabetic patients

  2. Superb photography. May I ask you, who takes the photos? Very good blog too.

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