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Chemmeen Kovakka Thoran/ Prawns Ivy Gourd Thoran

Chemmeen Kovakka Thoran

Kovakka/tindora/ivy Gourd thoran is a simple and quick side dish for rice. I admit that, I am not a great fan of this veggie.But spice it up a bit and add some prawns into it,this dish tastes delicious. My kid is a picky eater, but he also loved this thoran.You can also make this thoran without adding prawns.Try this ,you will surely love it

Kovakka/Tindora chopped- 3 cup
Prawns- 1/2 lb
Coconut grated-1/2 cup
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala- 1/3 tsp (optional)
Garlic - 3 -4 cloves
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves- a few

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add curry leaves and sliced onion and saute till they change color. Add prawns and saute till its turns pale. Next add the tindora/kovakka and salt and sprinkle a few drops of water. Don't need to add too much water,it will get cooked in its own water.Cover and cook till the veggies is soft and and no water remaining.
In a blender make a course mixture of coconut,turmeric powder,chilly powder and garlic. Add this to the cooked veggie and prawns and stir fry in medium for about a minute. Sprinkle garam masala and a add a few fresh curry leaves, saute little more and switch off the flame. Serve as a side dish with rice.

Try this,
Hope you will all enjoy.


  1. im drooling here..mmm... very interesting comb ...perfect with rice...

  2. Delicious looking thoran with prawn.

  3. wow lovely prawn recipe Suja :-) ur a great chef

    Fried Prawn~ Kerala Style

  4. Nice variation of both these kovakka and chemmeen..I would love to check this soon Suja.

  5. Nice variation of both these kovakka and chemmeen..I would love to check this soon Suja.

  6. I have never tried thoran with prawn....will try soon...

  7. Haven't made this before...looks interesting..

  8. wonderful combination.pic make them so tempting ki grab it just now

  9. I love shrimp. Yummilicious and mouthwatering combo dear.

  10. Cheemmenum kovaakayum nalla combo Suja. Adipoli.

  11. Very different combo.. But like it

  12. I love kovakka and its a constant at home. however, never tried it in this combo. will definitely try thisout! Thanks for sharing! :)

  13. Kovakka and never heard of this combination. Sounds interesting !!

  14. Such a fantastic and super inviting thoran, cant wait to try this.

  15. never tried this combo before..looks yumm. perfect combination..

  16. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)

  17. wow...what a delicious combo!!! Bookmarked to try :)


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