Ivy gourd/ Coccinea/Kovakkai ( Tamil)/Kundra
(Hindi)/Kovakka ( Sinhala),resembles a tiny
cucumber.This tiny wonder,has many health
benefits .A few health pointers on this gourd
*The laxative contents in it aids constipation
*Lowers blood sugar levels
*loaded with vitaminC , A,B1,&B2..
*Aids in proper functioning of kidneys
* Healing properties for wounds
People with low sugar, should not take it often,
as it’s potent to reduce sugar levels will lead to
So let’s get into the recipe now
100-200 gm ivy gourd
1/2 of a raw mango
5-6 red dry chillies
a small piece of ginger ( optional)
1 tblsp.whole coriander seeds
1 tsp cummin seeds
3 tblsp urad dhal / gram dal
A pinch of asafoetida powder
1 tsp jaggery powder
1-2 tblsp oil
salt to taste.
Roughly cut the mango and gourd and saute in
oil for 5 minutes.Transfer the contents into
In the same pan , add the rest of the spices and
roast till the urad dhal changes color .Remove
First grind the spices coarsely. Add the mango
gourd ,salt and grind to a paste.
Serve with iddli or dosa.
Try this healthy and tasty chutney and send in
your valuable comments!
Note: You could temper this chutney if you like.