Ivy Gourd Stir fry

How to make South-style Ivy gourd stir fry?

Ivy Gourd, also known as Tindora, or baby watermelon or Kovakkai or Dondkaya, is a tropical plant which grows as a vine. They have a crunchy texture, and can also be eaten in raw or cooked form. It is popular in South India.

Ivy gourd is a fruit which is used as a health remedy. It is a good source of fiber and iron. Some of the health benefits of ivy gourd is lower blood sugar, weight loss, control high blood pressure, and also to relieve constipation.

This stir fry is very easy to make and also takes less time to make it. So, let’s have a quick look at the recipe!

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Serving: 2

Ingredients Ivy gourd stir fry:

  • Ivy gourd (chopped)-7-8
  • Onion (chopped)-1
  • Mustard Seeds-2 tsp
  • Curry leaves- 6-7
  • Salt, as per taste
  • Turmeric-1 tsp
  • Hing, a pinch
  • Red chili powder-1 tsp
  • Oil-2 tsp

Method of preparation:

  • Firstly, heat oil in a pan, and add the mustard seeds.
  • Next, after the mustard seeds starts to splutter, add a pinch of hing, curry leaves and the onions and saute them until they turn golden brown.
  • Next, add the chopped ivy gourds, salt, turmeric, red chili and fry them in low heat for 10 minutes. Also, stir occasionally.
  • Finally, serve it hot with some rice or chapati.

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