Kovakka Thoran

RugminiKamalan R
Kovakka Thoran

Kovakka Thoran

Gherkins or Kovakka Thoran finds an important place among Thoran side dishes in kerala. This Thoran goes perfect with a bowl of hot rice for noon day meals. This is unique and tasty with chopped Gherkins or Kovakka pieces blended with an aromatic coconut mixture. Kovakka is nutritious and provides vital nutrients required for human body. This Thoran can be easily prepared at home and you can enjoy a tasty comfort food with rice. You can explore a well illustrated detailed dish here.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 people



  • For preparing, clean the kovakka well and cut them into small pieces.
  • Add to it the finely chopped small onions, green chillies, salt and turmeric powder.
  • Place it in a vessel along with 1/2 glass of water and allow it to cook.
  • Pound together the grated coconut and curry leaves in a mixer bowl.
  • Heat oil in a pan or a kadai.
  • Splutter mustard seeds and saute finely chopped small onions, dry red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Add the cooked kovakka and the coconut mixture and mix well.
  • Cook further, till done.
  • a very tasty and nutritious side dish is ready.


You can explore this dish Tasty Kovakka Thoran
You can also visit Chakkakuru Thoran
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Response (2)
  1. a
    an November 5, 2006

    If you add a teaspoon of dhania powder to the coconut mixture, its good.

  2. s
    sonia August 19, 2006

    This recipe was ok,not so good.

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