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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Kovakai (Tindora) Potato fry


1. Tindora/ Kovakai - 300 gm or 1/2 lb thinly sliced
2. Potato - 1 Big - thinly sliced and quartered
3. Oil - 2 tsp
4. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
5. Hing - 1/4 tsp
6. Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
7. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
8. Turmeric powder - a pinch
9. Salt - as needed


1. Slice the kovakai and potato as shown below into thin slices.

2. Heat oil in a wide flat nonstick pan. Add cumin seeds. When they splutter, add hing.
3. Add the veggies and give a good mix. Add the turmeric, coriander and chilly powders and salt and mix well.
4. Close the pan with a lid and allow the veggies to cook in medium flame for about 7 to 8 mins stirring occasionally.
5. Now cook it without the lid by mixing them every 5 minutes until they get roasted well, with some brown color on them.

This is very easy to make. And the 2 veggies combo is really good. Goes very well with sambhar rice or dhal rice. My husband who didn't like kovakai before, started loving kovakai with this preparation :) I got this recipe from a lady whom I met in the Indian store. I don't even know her name :D Anyways thanks to that unknown person for giving me this recipe :)


  1. We also make frozen tindora, fresh okra, Frozen Guvar the same way.

  2. I stumbled upon your blog. All the best in blogging.

  3. Kovakkai is my fav, nice addition of potatoes, came to ur space from Sneha's...following u :), visit mine as time permits..

  4. Hi Sobha.. visited ur blog.. really good recipes:) Following urs too !