Ivy Gourd/ Kovakkai Pickle


Ivy Gourd/ Kovakkai Pickle

Ivy Gourd Pickle is one of the famous and traditional pickles from Goa. The recipe is unique so is the method to make this pickle
Prep Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Cuisine Goa
Servings 3 people



  • Chop the ivy gourd into round shape
  • Rub salt and leave in the sun for 1 hour or 2 hour. Discard if any water is there.
  • now take red chili, turmeric powder, clove, ginger, garlic, pepper seed, fenugreek seed, jaggery, lemon and salt
  • grind it. if required add little water and make a paste
  • Combine the paste with the ivy gourd. Marinate them for an hour more.
  • Heat oil in a large pan once hot add mustard seed, curry leaves and asofoetida. Once they crackle add the marinated Ivy Gourd with salt. cook for 5 minutes but dont over cook
  • now transfer into bowl and allow for 3 days
  • ivy gourd pickle is ready
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