Kovakkai masala/ tindora masala

2 servings
10 min
20 min
This recipe is very simple . kovakkai masala is great with just plain rice or with any other bland curry.This is also great with chapati.


Number of serving: 2
1/2 Libra Tindora

1 No Tomato (chopped)

1 No Onion (chopped)

1/2 teaspoon Garam masala

1 tablespoons Red chilly powder

1/2 teaspoon Ginger/Garlic paste

2 tablespoons Oil

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1 teaspoon Urad dal

1 sprig curry leaves

Salt to taste.


  • Wash the Tindora. Remove the ends, cut it lengthwise into four pieces.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves.
  • When the mustard seeds pop add the onion, tomato and saute well.
  • When the onion is tender add the tindora and the rest of the ingredients and saute.
  • Set the kadai to a medium flame, cover and cook till the tindora is tender.
  • Sprinkle water in between as required. Serve hot.


For how many mins we should cook the kivakkai? plz tell me

Answer Petitchef:

It should take around 20 to 25 minutes to cook the tindora.




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