Monday, March 1, 2010

Ivy Gourd Stir Fry

Ivy gourd stir fry is my new one, i haven't tried before after i came across I thought to cook the Kovakkai (Ivy Gourd) stir fry and it came out very nice, its very easy recipe too.My hubby liked it much and he tried with curd (yoghurt) rice.Before start to cook, browsed about Ivy gourd came to know its very healthy veggie.

Ivy gourd (Coccinia indica) is a unique tropical plant that is a member of the family of Cucurbitaceae. It grows well in India and Thailand as well as in tropical areas such as Hawaii.
Ivy gourd has been classified as a medicinal herb in traditional Thai and ayurvedic medicine. The parts used in diabetes treatment are the leaves, but the primary use of ivy gourd is culinary, and it is considered a vegetable.
Ivy gourd contains beta-carotene, a major vitamin A precursor from plant sources. It is also considered a good source of protein and fiber.


1.Sliced Ivy gourd - 200 gms
2.Chopped onions - 5 tbsp
3.Minced Garlic  - 3 pods
4.Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
5.Turmeric powder - a pinch
6.Canola oil - 1 tbsp
7.Curry leaves - few
8.Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
9.Salt - to taste


1.Heat oil in the pot, season the mustard seeds and then the curry leaves.
2.Now add the chopped onions and minced garlic, saute it for a while till the onions turns translucent and the garlic turns golden brown.
3.Its time to add the sliced ivy gourd, stir it well for 5 mts. add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt.
4.For this it may need bit much of oil to fry.Try to fry the veggie in medium fire and close the pot with the lid.
5.After 5 mts  add the little bit of water, dont add much ( becoz it should fry it in the oil itself).
6.Check the veggie turns tender then its time to serve it hot with plain rice and dhal.
7.We tried the Ivy gourd fry with Curd rice, it tastes yummy.


  1. i do a very simple poriyal using this veggie..but this sounds really nice...

  2. Hai!!!!! Sushma,its tastes very yummy too.

  3. Ivy gourd stir fry looks delicious and i like photo of fresh and green gourd.

  4. Thanks Kamala for ur comments.looking forward ur comments on my recipes.

  5. First time here.....

    I usually deep fry them never tried this out.

    Will soon give a try :-)


  6. Dear Sathya,
    Today I posted this tried and tasted recipe of yours in my blog.Thank you for sharing this delicious curry.