Kovakkai Theeyal | Ivy Gourd Theeyal

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Kovakkai Theeyal | Ivy Gourd Theeyal

Kovakkai Theeyal | Ivy Gourd Theeyal

Kovakkai Theeyal is a traditional styled dish very popular in Kerala Cuisine. The dish serves best as a side dish with hot rice, curd rice and dal rice. Kovakkai Theeyal is a very tasty and spicy dish with the flavor and aroma of roasted coconut and spices. Theeyal dish is quite popular in Kerala and it can be prepared with quite a large range of different veggies. Ivy Gourd Theeyal is unique and special with kovakkai pieces cooked in roasted coconut mixture. This is one of the easiest of dishes that can be prepared with readily available ingredients. Ivy Gourd is nutritious, rich in vital nutrients required for body. You can explore a well detailed Ivy Gourd Theeyal recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 2 People



  • Clean and wash the Kovakkai and cut them into long, thin pieces and keep the pieces separately.
  • Heat Oil in a frying pan and add chopped Shallots and Green Chilli and stir it well.
  • Add grated Coconut and Salt also. Stir the mix well.
  • When the colour of the mix turns into golden, add the sliced Kovakkai pieces and stir it further.
  • Cover the frying pan with a lid or plate and allow to cook the mix in medium flame (please do not add water).
  • When the Kovakkai is cooked well, put off the stove and change the Theeyyal into a serving vessel.
    Kovakkai Theeyal | Ivy Gourd Theeyal


You can explore this dish Traditional Chembu Theeyal. You can also visit Beans Thoran.
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