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Thondekayi melara(majjige huli) / Kovakka pulissery(moru koottaan)

Kannada: Thondekayi melara(majjige huli)

Malayalam: Kovakka pulissery(moru koottaan)

English: Ivy gourd/Tindora/Coccinia grandis  buttermilk curry


1. Thondekayi / Kovakka  – 250gms.

2. Green chillies – 2.

3. Coconut – 2 tbsp (grated).

4. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.

5. Buttermilk – 1 cup. (sour)

6. Curry leaves – 1 strand.

7. Mustard seeds and Fenugreek seeds – for seasoning.

8. Salt – as required.


1. Cut Kovakka into 4 pieces each and cook it by adding green chillies, turmeric powder, required amount of salt and water.

2. Grind coconut into a smooth paste.

3. Add the ground coconut, curry leaves and buttermilk to the cooked kovakka.

4. Once it starts boiling, put off the stove and season it with mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.

The above curry serves 4 people.

Badanekayi Sasame

This is a delicious Havyaka dish made with buttermilk and brinjal as main ingredients. To make this dish more tasty, sour buttermilk is preferred. Using curd instead of buttermilk is not recommended.


1. Brinjal/Badanekayi – 1 (finely chopped)

2. Coconut grated – 2 tbsp.

3. Mustard seeds – 2 tsp.

4. Red chilli powder – 1 tsp.

5. Buttermilk – 1 cup (sour)

6. Salt – as required.


1. Cook finely chopped brinjal with little water by adding required amount of salt.

2. Once the brinjal is cooked, keep it aside and let it cool.

3. Grind the grated coconut and mustard seeds to a smooth paste.

4. Add the ground mixture to the cooked brinjal (cooled) along with the buttermilk and mix it.

This goes well with Rice. The above curry serves 4 people.