Kovakkai Dry curry

For the third week of Blogging Marathon #18, I decided to go with the theme"Dry Saute".Ivy Gourd as it is otherwise known can be cooked in a number of ways and we like with it with that extra dhal mixture that is added to enhance the flavour and texture,

Ivy gourd   1 cup(cut into small pieces lengthwise)
Salt          to taste
Mustard   1tsp
Oil           2 tsp
For the Dhal Mixture
Coriander seeds      3 tsp
Blackgram dhal      1 tsp
Bengal gram dhal    1 tsp
Redchillies             2-3
Cut the vegetable into very thin pieces.
Cook it in Microwave for 5 mins(closed).Keep it aside. Alternatively you can cook on stove top too.
Heat a pan with 1 tsp oil and fry the ingredients under the dhal mixture, till golden brown. Let it cool. Then grind it into a coarse powder .
In the same pan add 1 tsp oil, add the mustard seeds. When it splutters, add the cooked vegetable. Sprinkle the salt and mix well.
Let it cook for 3 minutes
Now put the ground mixture, mix well and switch off the fire.
Serve with rice and rasam...a great combo

Linking this to Blogging marathon #18

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