Kovakka Pickle Recipe / Ivy Gourd Pickle / കോവക്ക അച്ചാര്2016-07-11
- Yield : 1/2 kg
- Servings : 5
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 10m
- Ready In : 20m
Kovakka Pickle Recipe / Ivy Gourd Pickle / കോവക്ക അച്ചാര്
Kovakka Pickle is a simple to make and instant pickle. A finger lickingly delicious spicy pickle made with Ivy Gourd. Kovakka is a store house of a range of vitamins and minerals. Apart from that it also offers a decent amount of protein and fibers.
Ivy gourd contains a major content of Vitamin A which is essential for good eyesight and also a good source of Vitamin C which helps to prevent common cold and flu. In traditional medicine, this vegetable have been used to treat Leprosy, Fever, Asthma, Bronchitis and Jaundice.
Try this simple and delicious Kovakka Pickle at home.
- Kovakka / Ivy Gourd - 1/2 kg ( sliced )
- Kashmiri chilli powder - 1 tbsp
- Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
- Asafoetida powder - 1/4 tsp
- Mustard seeds - 1/ 2 tsp
- Fenugreek powder - 1/4 tsp
- Sesame oil - 4 tbsp
- Vinegar - 4 tsp
- Water - 100 ml
- Curry leaves - 1 sprig
- Salt to taste
Wash kovakka and cut it into round shape.
Heat 3 tbsp of sesame oil in a pan and shallow fry the sliced kovakka along with salt. Keep aside.
In another pan, heat the remaining 1 tbsp oil and splutter the mustard seeds.
Then add curry leaves, asafoetida powder, fenugreek powder, turmeric powder and chilly powder into it and saute for 2 minutes on a low flame.
Add kovakka, vinegar and water into it and cook for 5 minutes on a low flame. Switch off the flame.
Tasty Kovakka Pickle is ready.
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