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Crispy Kovaika / Ivy gourd fry

Hi friends, hope everyone had a great Father’s day celebration. I come today with a Crispy Kovaika / Ivy gourd fry.This recipe is so simple that only time it takes is to cut the veggies.
Kovaika / Ivy gourd is a humble vegetable. I am not sure how many know the health benefits of this vegetable. This is rich in Beta – carotene.Ivy gourds are sometimes recommended for diabetic patients. I haven’t used this vegetable while I was in India. But after coming to US, I saw a large number of Indians buy this while visiting Indian stores. So thought of giving a try.
Once I made a stir fry. Even though it was good but not surely a hit. But considering the health benefits of Ivy gourd I consider to try again in different way. This time I made it a crispy fry more similar to my Okra fry . This time it was a super hit. I tell this because my little son was eating it in side by side as I was making. When I turn to see the quantity getting less as I was making , it was my little one eating it quietly from the plate. At that time I made sure that it is a keeper. But next time to make it more healthier , I will try it cooking it in Oven.

Kovaika / Ivy gourd fry

This Crispy Kovaika / Ivy gourd fry requires only few ingredients. The only time consuming part is cutting the vegetable. Once it is done then everything can be done fast. The spices, you can adjust as per your needs. This Crispy Kovaika / Ivy gourd fry goes well with Sambar rice or Rasam rice or Curd rice. Or you can eat it as a snack as my son do…lol.

You can see similar fry recipes

Cauliflower Pepper fry

Okra fry

Brinjal / Egg plant fry

Potato fry

Simple fish fry

INGREDIENTS

Kovaika / Ivy gourd – 2 cups cut into thin strips

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 1/4 tsp

Chaat Masala – 1/4 tsp

Besan / Chickpea flour – 3/4 cup

Rice flour – 2 tsp

Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp

Oil – to deep fry

Salt – as required

METHOD

  • Mix all ingredients except oil in a bowl.

  • Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • In a deep fry pan, add required oil to deep fry.
  • When the oil is hot enough , fry the Ivy gourd mixture in batches till golden brown.
  • Serve warm.

NOTES

  1. This should be served warm. If cooled down, will become soggy.
  2. Adjust spice powders as per your taste.
Kovaika / Ivy gourd fry
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Crispy Kovaika /Ivy gourd fry
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Author: Lathiya Shanmugasundaram
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Kovaika/Ivy gourd cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Chaat masala
  • 3/4 cup Besan /Chickpea flour
  • 2 tsp Rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt as required
  • Oil To deep fry
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients except oil in a bowl.

  2. Keep aside for 10 minutes.

  3. In a deep fry pan, add required oil to deep fry.

  4. When the oil is hot enough , fry the Ivy gourd mixture in batches till golden brown.

  5. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes
  1. This should be served warm. If cooled down, will become soggy.
  2. Adjust spice powders as per your taste.

     

 

Kovaika / Ivy gourd fry

 

Kovaika / Ivy gourd fry

 

20 Comments

  1. I usually follow these steps with bhindi never thought to try with ivy gourd. I really like your easy and simple recipes which can be tried daily.. thanks for sharing

    1. Thank you so much dear 😊.. Actually that is my goal, to make sure that recipies should be easy to follow and make. Glad you liked it 😊. Thank you again 😊

  2. I usually make it in circles…but not with rice flour and lemon juice…of course I will add an extra taste…will try..thank you

    1. You can always add or decrease ingredients as per your needs..love to see your version tool..do let me know when you try

  3. I have no clue what Ivy Gourd is? It’s not bitter gourd is it? But I like the sound if the recipe

    1. It’s not bitter gourd. But it’s mostly compared with it. It have various names Tindora/ Dondakai.. you can Google it for more info.. Thank you 😊

  4. OOhhhhh I love this…but haven’t had this for years now! Wonder if I will get it here in Dublin! Looks so appetizing Lathiya! 😀

    1. Thank you dear..I wish you can find it in some Indian stores for you to try..Let me know if you get it..

  5. Never tried fry using kovaika. Usually do fries with okra and other veges. Nice recipe. Will try this when I get kovaika.

    1. Thank you Dimple..Do try ..you will love it ..Let me know when you try

  6. This is one of my favorites – so yumm dear 🙂

  7. I have always used kovaika in stir fries and curries, but have never fried them like bhindi kurkuri!! Must try this soon when I get tender ones 🙂 🙂 Good share dear 🙂

    1. Do try and let me know how it goes… Thank you 😊

  8. I never tried this with ivy gourd. Looks delicious.

  9. I have never tried fried tindora, only made sabji with it. fried ones sounds delicious

    1. This is addictive too.. thank you 😊

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