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Kovakka Theeyal - Kovakka(Ivy Gourd ) Theeyal
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Date Added: March 30, 2011 Season: Every Day
Category: Sides / Condiments Prep. Method: Other
Calories:   Dish Type: Vegetable
Serves: 5 Cuisine: Kerala
Prep. Time: 30 mins    
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Kovakka Theeyal - Ingredients:

Kovakka/Tindora   1 cup
Shallots(Kunjulli)  1/2 cup 
Green chillies  4 nos(split)
Turmeric powder  1/4 tsp
garlic   2 cloves
Tamarind  A small ball
Mustard seeds  1/2 tsp
Oil 2 tsp
Water   cup
For grinding:
Coconut(grated)  2 cups
Coriander powder   2 tsp
Dry red chillies 5 nos
Curry leaves  a bunch
Kovakka Theeyal - Directions:
  1. Take a pan and pour oil. Heat the oil and add shallots, green chillies and kovakka pieces.

  2. Add salt and one cup water. Cook in medium flame until done. Keep this aside.

  3. Take a frying pan and heat the items for grinding(coconut, coriander powder dry red chillies and curry leaves)

  4. Fry until the grated coconut turns brown.

  5. Remove from flame and grind the coconut mixture without touching water.

  6. Add turmeric powder, garlic and 3 shallots to the ground coconut paste and grind until smooth. Keep this aside.

  7. Take 1/4 cup water and soak the tamarind in it. Squeeze out the pulp and add to the ground coconut paste.

  8. Pour the cooked kovakka pieces into this mixture.

  9. Heat the theeyal in low heat. When it begins to boil, remove from heat. The theeyal consistency should be thick.

  10. Now take a pan and pour 1 tbsp oil. Heat the oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add 1 tbsp sliced shallots and required curry leaves. Fry and pour this into the kovakka theeyal.

  11. Serve kovakka theeyal with rice

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