Tendli (Kovakka) - Andra Style

This recipe is from "cooking with Pedatha". I have used kovakka ( tendli in hindi) where as she had used a different vegetable in the original recipe . This recipe will go very well with rice and very good for lunchbox too.




Tendli - 1/2 kg 
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1/4 tsp
Jaggery - 1 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste


Tempering
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Red Chilies  - 2-3 ,broken
Green Chilies - 2 ,slit
Hing - a pinch
Curry Leaves a few


  1. Roast sesame seeds till golden , cool and coarsely grind and keep aside. 
  2. Wash and cut tendli into half and slice thin.
  3. Heat oil in a big enough pan and  add urad dal and when it turns golden add mustard.
  4. Lower the flame and add chilies , curry leaves , hing turmeric,coriander and chili powder.
  5. Add the vegetable  and mix well and cook till tender.
  6. Then add sesame powder, jaggery  and salt and stir .
  7. Cook for another 2-3 minutes and you are ready to serve.
    Kerala Style Tendli : kovvaka-mezhukvaratti
    Maharastrian Style : 

11 comments:

  1. I love this vegetable... I can have this with rice and dal anytime!

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  2. Tendli is my favourite vegetables,but never tried this way..looking very tempting..

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  3. Love this dear. Will definitely make it for my lunch.

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  4. I liked your blog very much. Kovakka curry looks yummy and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

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  5. want to have with curd rice :)

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