Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Stuffed Kovakkai/ Tindora

     First, I would like to wish all my readers a Happy Holiday Season. It is always a good time to try some new dishes. My friend Sandhya recently shared this recipe. I made some slight improvisations to her receipe as I shallow fried (arguably for the health benefits) the tindora instead of the recommended deep frying. Everyone in my family enjoyed this dish and hope you would like it as well.


12 Kovakkai (Tindora)
oil as required
salt as required


2 cloves of garlic
pinch of turmeric
1/2 tsp of red chilly powder
2-3 tbsp of chutney dhal
salt as required


1.Grind the chutney dhal in to coarse powder and mix all the ingredients above. Crush the garlic or fine chop them and add to the mixture. Add little water and make a paste.

2.Cut the edges off the kovakkai and slit crosswise in the bottom. Stuff them with the paste as required. Add 2 tbsp of oil to the pan, add the stuffed kovakkai to the pan. 
4.Close the lid for 5 minutes and then turn the kovakkai to the other side and allow them to cook. Add 1-2 tbsp of oil and allow the kovakkai to get roasted.
5.Once the kovakkai is roasted, the dish is ready. Enjoy by itself or with roti.                               


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