Kovakkai fry | Spicy and tasty kovakkai fry

Spicy and tasty kovakkai fry with freshly ground spicy masala. Kovakkai / ivy gourd fry is our favorite vegetable nowadays because we make it tasty and have it.

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We named it jimikki kammal  Kovakkai fry as the trending song jimmiki kammal is hot and spicy and you can also have this Kovakkai fry as it is spicy and tastes good.

Health benefits of Ivy Gourd

1. Help to lower Blood sugar level

Since ancient times ivy gourd has been used as an Ayurvedic medicine for diabetes in India and Sri Lanka. Long slender stem tops and young leaves are cooked and consumed as a potherb and added to soups. Green fruits are used either as salads or cooked and mixed to curries. Research conducted by University of Kelaniya indicated that raw Ivy gourd leaves lowered the postprandial blood sugar levels proving the herb improving the glucose tolerance.

2. Help prevent Obesity

Research conducted by Bunkrongcheap et al. has concluded that ivy gourd root possessed an anti-obesity property. It acted directly on pre-adipocytes by preventing their differentiation through down-regulation of at least the key adipogenic transcrip-tion factor-PPARγ. The presence of possible anti-adipogenic agent in this plant might be appropriate to its use to improve metabolic diseases induced by obesity, in addition to having a blood sugar lowering effect.

3. Fatigue

Iron can be obtained both from vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods. Iron rich food is included in our diet plan for eliminating unexplained or long-lasting fatigue that may occur in both men and women. Fatigue is caused due to Iron deficiency. Ivy gourd consists of 1.4 mg of Iron which is 17.50% of the daily recommended value. So, the inclusion of Ivy gourd in your diet keeps you fit, healthy, and energetic, both internally and in your external life. Iron deficiency may often cause body weakness, severe fatigue and other related health ailments. People lacking iron cannot perform normal functions in an optimal way.

4. Protects the Nervous System

Vitamin B2 is a water soluble vitamin. Body needs a daily dosage of it since it cannot be stored in the body. It plays a major role in energy production and symbolizes an essential nutrient in your diet. Ivy gourd, with its nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants help in strengthening the nervous system. Ivy gourd help in dealing with numerous nervous related problems such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, numbness, multiple sclerosis, anxiety and among others. It is believed that Ivy gourd along with vitamin B6, is effective for handling the painful symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

5. Maintains a Healthy Metabolism

Thiamine helps in the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose, which is the favored source of energy that the body runs off of to help keep metabolism running effortlessly. It also helps break down proteins and fats too. After eating Ivy Gourd which contains thiamine, it is transported in the blood and plasma and then used by the cells to convert energy. Ivy gourd consists of 0.07 mg of Vitamin B1 which is 15.83% of the daily recommended value.

Thiamine found in Ivy gourd also plays an important role in the manufacture of red blood cells, which are used for constant energy. Since thiamine as well as other B vitamins are naturally energy boosting and essential to create ATD from foods, you will often discover B Vitamin Complex supplements catagirized as “energy boosting” or even“healthy metabolism” products. Ivy gourd consumption in supplement form is also sometimes given to patients to help correct metabolic disorders related with genetic diseases.

6. Fiber keeps the digestive tract healthy

Main benefits of fiber rich diet are improving the health of the digestive system. Dietary fiber plays an important role in increasing the weight and size of your stool and softens it. Frequent consumption of Ivy gourd is important to add bulk to the faeces. Increased fiber intake benefits a number of gastrointestinal disorders including the following: duodenal ulcer, hemorrhoids, gastro esophageal reflux disease, constipation, and diverticulitis.

Soluble fiber slow down the rate of digestion, which is usually overridden by insoluble fiber, which does not absorb water and speeds up the time that food passes through the gut and keeps your digestive system healthy.

7. Prevents Kidney Stones

Kidney stone is in fact crystallized form of calcium as well as other minerals deposited within the human urinary tract. Most typical form of kidney stones is oxalate stones. Before, it was supposed that higher consumption of calcium intake or high calcium absorption may result in kidney stones, however the modern research proves that higher dietary calcium intake reduces the chance of kidney stones significantly. In short dietary calcium present in Ivy gourd does not result in kidney stones but in fact excess calcium present in water leads to kidney stones. Other factors like high oxalate consumption of leafy vegetables like spinach and spinach, and less fluid consumption may result to kidney stones. Frequently consume ivy gourd to be far away from Kidney stone.(source : organifacts)

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Kovakkai fry
  1. Wash and cut 1/2 kg kovakkai into thin and round shape pieces
  2. Keep all ingredients ready. Jeera, garlic, peanuts, coconut, red chilly and curry leaves.
  3. Add 1 tsp oil in a pan
  4. Add 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  5. Add garlic cloves and sauté well
  6. Add grated 2 tbsp coconut
  7. Add roasted and peeled peanuts and saute
  8. Add 5-6 red chilly and saute well.
  9. Cool down completely
  10. Add to a mixie jar and grind to a coarse mixture. Do not add water.
  11. The masala is ready for Kovakkai fry
  12. In a pan add Kovakkai and saute
  13. Sauté veg till its dry
  14. Add 1 tsp oil and saute well in oil for few minutes
  15. Add 1 tsp salt or as required
  16. Close lid and cook for 3-4 mins
  17. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  18. Add 1 tbsp chilly powder or as per required.
  19. Mix well till bind
  20. Add ground masala mixture and stir well
  21. Keep in low flame as the veg is almost cooked you need to fry till masala bind well with the veg and its roasted good.
  22. It takes almost 5 mins in low flame. Switch off and serve. Garnish with curry leaves.
  23. Spicy and tasty kovakkai fry is ready to serve.
  24. You can serve with rice.
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