Feb 12, 2008

Tindora curry

"Kovakkai" - This is how we call this Tindora. Its good for diabetic patients to eat this Tindora atleast once a week. The main ingredients are as follows..

Ingredients:-
  1. Tindora (Kovakkai) - 3 cups (chop it lengthwise)
  2. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Curry powder - 1/2 tsp
  5. Oil - 1 1/2 tsp
  6. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  7. Urid dal - 1/2 tsp
  8. Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  9. Onion - 1 (finely chopped (1/2 if its big))
  10. Tomato - 1 (finely chopped)
  11. Red chillies - 1 or 2.
  12. Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
  13. Curry leaves - 5 nos.
First pressure cook Tindora upto 2 whistles. Do not over cook. Take a wide pan, pre heat the oil, add mustard seeds when it splutters, add urid dal, red chillies and cumin seeds. Fry it for a minute. Now add onion and fry it till it turns into golden brown. Now add tomatoes to it and saute for a minute. Now add tindora with the onion-tomato mix and add salt, curry powder (see receipe) and turmeric powder to the vegetables and mix everything well for 2 to 3 minutes. While using a spoon or spatula, do not mash the vegetables. Garnish it with Coriander leaves and curry leaves.
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