Kovakka(Gherkins) Avial


Kovakka(Gherkins) Avial

Easy Side dish for rice
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Cut gherkins vertically into long pieces. Cut onions like you do for chicken(semi circled).
  • Boil kovakka, onion, salt and curry leaves in 1/2 teacup water.
  • In a mixer, grind coconut, turmeric powder, cumin seeds and green chillies without water into a slightly granular mixture.
  • Add above masala to the boiled gherkins. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add curd and pour coconut oil on top of the avial.
  • Remove from flame immediately.
  • :-Serve along with rice.
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Response (1)
  1. K
    Krishna October 19, 2010

    Awesome! this recipe is very simple, healthy and tasty.

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