Kovakkai Urulai Poriyal | Tindora Potato Stir Fry | Easy Kovakkai Recipes

Tindora Potato Stir Fry

One of the simple recipe that goes well with Sambar, Rasam, Rotis and Curd Rice. It goes well mostly with all recipes. Tindora (kovakkai) and potato goes well together. You can add cashew nuts instead of ground nuts, but ground nuts taste better. I am a huge fan of ground nuts, and I add it mostly in all my recipes. My hubby like Tindora very much mainly because it is good for health. He buys Tindora (kovakkai) very often, and whenever I run out of time, I make Tindora Fry. My hubby and myself love Tindora Fry. If you like Tindora (kovakkai), you can try this recipe and you’ll like it.


Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 2 persons
Recipe Category: Side dish
Recipe Cuisine: Indian


Kovakkai – 2 cups (sliced)
Onions – 1 (sliced)
Tomatoes – 1 (sliced)
Roasted ground nuts – 20 nos. (add more or less, if desired)
Turmeric powder (manjal thool) – 1/2 teaspoon
Chilli powder (milaga thool) – 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves – 1 sprig

To Season

Oil – 2 teaspoons
Mustard seeds (kadugu) – 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dal (ulutham paruppu) – 1/2 teaspoon
Bengal Gram – 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds (jeeragam) – 1 teaspoon

Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.

Tindora Potato Stir Fry


1. Slice the kovakkai and keep aside. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil and add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds splutter, add urad dal, bengal gram, and cumin seeds.

Tindora Potato Stir Fry
2.  Add sliced onions and curry leaves. When onions turn transparent, add chopped tomatoes.

Tindora Potato Stir Fry
3. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, and roasted ground nuts. Stir well.

Tindora Potato Stir Fry
4. When kovakkai is half-cooked, add the sliced potatoes and stir well. Keep cooking until both the kovakkai and potatoes are cooked. When kovakkai and potatoes have combined well, switch off the stove.

Tindora Potato Stir Fry
Now, Kovakkai Potato Poriyal is ready!


Accompaniment to rice, Cucumber Moru Kootu, Keerai Masiyal, Murungakai Poricha Kuzhambu, Apple Rasam, Pineapple Rasam, Poondu Rasam (Garlic Rasam), Capsicum Sambar, Bisi Bele Bath, Oats Curd Rice, Vendekka Sadham/Lady’s Finger Rice/Bhindi Rice, Chappathi

  • You can add raw ground nuts instead of roasted ones.

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