Kovakkai Fry


  • Kovakkai – 10 to 15 Nos
  • Onion – 1 No
  • Sambar Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Oil – 4 teaspoons
  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad Dhal – 1 teaspoon
  • Jeera – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Asafotida Powder – a pinch
  • Curry Leaves – few
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  1. Wash and cut the kovakkai into 4 to 5 thin pieces lengthwise. Add turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Keep it aside.
  2. Chop onion finely.
  3. In a kadai put the oil and add mustard. When it pops up, add urad dhal, jeera, asafotida powder and curry leaves. Fry till the dhal turns light brown. Then add chopped onion and fry till it is transparent. Now add kovakkai pieces and fry for few seconds. Add sambar powder and mix well. Close with lid and cook on medium flame. (No need to add water). Stir now and then and keep it on stove till it is soft.


  1. Priya Sreeram

    nice stir fry !

  2. Thank you Priya Sreeram.

  3. Kalpana Sareesh

    Good one but i dont use sambar powder will try this one!!!

  4. Made this for dinner today. came ot well. 🙂

  5. Really super…. nice … very informative…….

  6. Today I will try this recipe for dinner. Thanks

  7. very good in taste thanks !

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