Kovakka Thoran / Stir fried tendis with coconut – A tasty side dish with rice !!
For the coconut (thenga thirummiyathu):
3tablespoons grated coconut
½ teaspoon red chilli powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
Mix all the ingredients with finger tips. Do not add water. Keep aside.
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
½ teaspoon jeera (cumin) seeds
¼ teaspoon urad dal
1 onion, cut into thin slices
150 g / 20 - 22 nos kovakka (tendis / ivy gourd)
½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
Wash and clean tendis. Trim both the ends and cut into thin roundels. In a microwave safe bowl, boil tendis on high heat (750 W) with 3 tablespoon water for 4 minutes 30 seconds.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add jeera , urad daland fry for 30 seconds.
Add sliced onion and fry until golden color.
Now add microwaved tendis and coconut mixture. Add salt to taste. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium to low heat for 10 minutes until done / coconut mixture well combined with tendis. Serve as a side dish with rice and other accompaniments.