Mar 16, 2012

Kovakkai /ivygourd chutney recipe- side dish for rice or chapati

Thanks a lot for your comments and your kind enquiries in my previous post.I wont be regular to blogging as yet. But will surely post whenever possible.
     Today's recipe was given to me by a good friend of mine.Making chutney with ivygourd was new to me. It tasted delicious and I have now made this a couple of times and I love it really hot.
kovakkai chuney recipe

Ivygourd/kovakkai- 500g
Onion- 1 chopped
Green chillies- 3-4 numbers(Use more if you like it spicy)
Tamarind- a small piece
Oil- 2-3 tsp
Salt to taste

      Chop the ivygourd into long pieces. Heat oil in a pan. Add the onion and green chillies. Saute till the onion turns slightly brown.Add the ivygourd and salt. Mix well. Add few drops of water. Close the lid and allow it to cook.Keep sauteing in between. Cook well till the ivygourd is slightly brown. Switch off the flame. Add the tamarind. Allow it to cool and grind it to a paste.
      Use this as a side dish with rice or chapatis.
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