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

Ingredients

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.

Directions

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.

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