Friday, March 23, 2012

KOVAKKAI CHUTNEY | KOVAKKAI THOGAIYAL | TINDORA CHUTNEY

       A few days back when i was invited for lunch by my friend she made a wonderful platter of Andra Meals. She is a very talented cook and i have learnt a lot of cookery tips from her. In that menu there was a yummy thogaiyal and when she told it was made from tindora| kovakkai i  was so surprised and i took the recipe from her and tried kovakkai chutney today. Hurray! i got the exact taste.
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INGREDIENTS:
KOVAKKAI | TINDORA (CHOPPED) 1 CUP
RED CHILLIS 4 NO
CUMIN SEEDS 1 TSP
CHANNA DAL 1 TSP
URAD DAL 1 TSP
TAMARIND A SMALL GOOSE BERRY SIZE
COCONUT(GRATED) 2 TBLSP
SALT AS NEEDED
ONION 1 NO
CORIANDER LEAVES A HANDFUL
GARLIC 2 PODS
CURRY LEAVES FEW
 chutney
METHOD:
  • In a pan add 1 tsp oil, and throw in the curry leaves, Garlic, channa dal, urad dal, red chili, tamarind and when the dals turn golden brown add the cumin seeds and put off the flame and allow this to cool.
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  • In the pan, add the kovakkai and cook it covered in a medium flame for 7 to 8 minutes.
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  • When this cools down, grind it in a mixer along with the roasted dal mix.
  • Add coconut while grinding.
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  • When 3/4 th is done,
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  • add finely chopped onions and coriander leaves and grind coarsely.
  • Add a little of water while grinding.
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  • If you want just temper with mustard seeds at the last before serving.
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  • Enjoy with hot rice smeared with oil.
thogaiyal
NOTE:
  1. This can be had with dosa or chapathis too.
  2. I loved this one with breads too as a spread.
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44 comments:

  1. Nice side dish,I too do this.

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  2. Never tried thogayal with kovakkai, this is awesome Jeyashri..

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  3. With bread too ? wow that is super cool!

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  4. Goes well with dosa! Very tempting
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  5. I have never tried this..in fact never tasted it or maybe with andra meals & never realized it wa shade of kovakkai... first time to you space jeyashri :).. u have a lovely space.. visit mine sometime when free!

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    1. That was quick :).. thanks for dropping by :) really appreciate that! Happy to follow u! thanks again!

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  6. new to me. Sounds yum. Will surely try.

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  7. The chutney looks really yummm...have never tried making aa chutney out of kovakkai..really nice recipe.

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  8. very delicious and tempting chutney.
    Anjana

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  9. This is one of my hubby's fav.I use to prepare in a little different way.

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  10. WOW!!! So new to me but definitely loving it! I love thovayal like this :)

    Dear, you have some awards waiting at my site ;)

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  11. this chutney is completely new to me. looks delicious

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  12. sounds interesting and healthy too jeya :)
    thx. for sharing.

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  13. Sounds very interesting.......Bookmarked.

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  14. wonderful one yaar.. i hv made ur beetroot chiutney n this too goes to my do list..

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  15. Never heard of this !! Interesting recipe..always have doubts abouts adding raw onions to thogaiyals. Will give it a try !!

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  16. very new recipe but looks wonderful. would love this with rice.

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  17. jeyashree this looks brilliant i ve all the ingredients wil give it a shot right away

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  18. I luv kovakkai..Never tried chutney in it.

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  19. this is totally new to me too.. had no idea of tindora chutney. looks great

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  20. really an innovative chutney....

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  21. looks really yumm.n nice tempting colour......Thanx 4 this recipe..
    Maha

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  22. I have heard of this recipe ...will give a try soon ..loved ur step wise pictures ...

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  23. Bookmarked this one...cant wait to try it...

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  24. mouth-watering, love it when it is a bit coarse!!! have some Tindly handy, am gonna try this now!!!

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  25. I love kovakkai but my mom always tells me its not a great and healthjy veggie as we always make fry with it! making it this way is also good and different!

    Shobha
    www.anubhavati.wordpress.com

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  26. hi jeyashree
    i made this today...i simply loved it.thanks a lot.....it goes well with rice....n with bread as a spread.

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  27. jeyashree
    i made this today...it was sper yummy...i like it more like this than curry.it goes well with rice n with bread as a spread.

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    1. Thanks for trying out this renu and glad that you liked this. I personally love this one :)

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  28. Hi Jayashri

    Want to thank you for the bottom of my heart for bringing out such an initiative. I came across your site yesterday and got hooked. Thank you once again for making cooking a tasty and enjoyable experience

    Sree Nampoothiry

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  29. THANK YOU Jayashri for this very, very tasty dish. I have developed so much interest in cooking after visiting your site.

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  30. I tried it... everyone @ home just loved it... too goood

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  31. Hi jayasree! I have been following your blog for a while n now after marriage this has become my saviour. I tried this chutney 2 weeks back n my husband just loved it. Both of us are not really great fans of this veggie but the chutney made us clean bowled. I decided to write here as my husband requested to let u know the recepie is awesome !!! :) :)

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  32. Jeyashree,
    I don't see when to add garlic and is that ok to add raw onion and garlic ? (paachai vasanai?)
    -Malathi Iyer

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  33. Jeyashree,
    I am your big fan! Tasted your mom's cooking and Mythili's when I visited India last time.Will meet you next time!!
    When to add Garlic and wondering if we add raw onion I thought it would give paachai vasanai.
    -Malathi Iyer

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    1. Thank you so much. I added garlic while roasting, but onions are added raw. It will taste very nice. No pachai vasanai

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  34. Jeyashri one quick qn is it raw onion or small onion 1 no.?

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    1. It's big onion vidhya, not chinna vengayam and it has to be added raw

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