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'Exquisite' means of such beauty or delicacy as to arouse intense delight .A food that's creative, thoughtfully prepared, beautifully presented and easy to eat makes it absolutely delicious.On this corner,I have tried to recollect the spicy memories and food that I have enjoyed, a delicacy that still persist on the corner of my heart.Hope you too will enjoy it. Bon Appetit !


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Kovakka Peera


  1. Kovakka(Ivy Gourd) - 250 gms(sliced lengthwise)
  2. Coconut grated - 1/2 cup
  3. Cumin seeds - 1/4 tspn
  4. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tspn
  5. Shallots - 6-7 No:s(sliced lengthwise)
  6. Green chillies - 5 No:s(sliced lengthwise)
  7. Tamarind - of size of a gooseberry
  8. Water - 1/2 cup
  9. Coconut oil - 2 tspn
  10. Mustard
  11. Curry leaves
  12. Whole red chilly - 1 No:

How to make

Mix  well 2-6 ingredients with your hands. Add coconut oil in a wok,splutter mustard seeds and add whole red chilly ,curry leaves and saute for a minute. Now add the sliced Ivy Gourd and the hand mixed ingredients along with tamarind juice. Add salt to taste. Add 1/4 cup of water and cover the lid and cook in low flame. Serve hot with rice.

Recipe source - My loving Mom..

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