Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Tindora Masala (Kovakkai Masala)

Tindora, a vegetable rich in fibre and protein was not very much liked by my kids until I tried this recipe. I have tried deep fried and masala stuffed Tindora, but when I just sauted with onions, tomatoes and some Indian spices, the flavour stood out. Tindora Masala goes well with rice or roti. 

Ingredients - Serves 4
  • Tindora / kovakkai (sliced or chopped) - 250 gms 
  • Chopped Onion - 1 cup
  • Chopped Tomato - 1 cup
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp (I used kashmiri chilli powder)
  • Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cashew nut paste - 1/2 cup (add little water to 10 Cashews and grind to make a paste)
  • Coriander leaves to garnish
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

  • Pressure cook chopped tindora with salt and turmeric powder for 1 whistle
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil, fry ginger garlic paste for a minute, add onions and saute well with little salt
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook well until it gets mushy
  • Add dry spices - chilli and garam masala powder and fry well
  • Now add cooked tindora and cashew paste with little water if needed
  • Add salt if required
  • Bring it to boil until gravy comes together and blends
  • Garnish with coriander leaves
  • Serve hot with roti, pulka or jeera rice
Tip - In most of my gravy or masala dishes I use cashew nut / almond / peanut paste as a thickening agent. This is a healthier alternate to cream or coconut milk

Nutritional Information
  • Tindora contains a mix of complex carbohydrates, fibre, vitamin B and minerals. It is packed with valuable nutrients
  • 1 Serving = 180 calories approximately 

1 comment:

  1. i tried ur kovakka was really gud..all luvd it..thank u soo muchh waiting for more... Aswathy


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