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Last Updated Friday December 09 2016 07:00 PM IST

Kovakka Peera

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Amid the many virtues that this wonder veggie holds, the most attractive would be how it regulates blood sugar levels. It is even called baby watermelon, and that says a lot about this tropical vine—rich in water content, it makes for great side dishes during the month of Karkidakam.

Ingredients

250gm ivy gourd sliced thin and long
4 green chillies split lengthwise
150gm shallots sliced thin
Half of one coconut, grated
1 tsp jeera
3 garlic cloves
½ tsp turmeric powder
2 pieces Malabar tamarind soaked in water or half of 1 mango sliced thin
1 tbsp coconut oil
Salt, as required

Preparation

Grind together coconut, jeera, garlic and turmeric powder to make a coarse paste
Cook the ivy gourd with this ground paste, chillies, tamarind water, salt and coconut oil 
Sprinkle a little water and simmer 
Do not overcook the gourd until it turns mushy

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