Tendli (Kovakka) - Andra Style

This recipe is from "cooking with Pedatha". I have used kovakka ( tendli in hindi) where as she had used a different vegetable in the original recipe . This recipe will go very well with rice and very good for lunchbox too.

Tendli - 1/2 kg 
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1/4 tsp
Jaggery - 1 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Red Chilies  - 2-3 ,broken
Green Chilies - 2 ,slit
Hing - a pinch
Curry Leaves a few

  1. Roast sesame seeds till golden , cool and coarsely grind and keep aside. 
  2. Wash and cut tendli into half and slice thin.
  3. Heat oil in a big enough pan and  add urad dal and when it turns golden add mustard.
  4. Lower the flame and add chilies , curry leaves , hing turmeric,coriander and chili powder.
  5. Add the vegetable  and mix well and cook till tender.
  6. Then add sesame powder, jaggery  and salt and stir .
  7. Cook for another 2-3 minutes and you are ready to serve.
    Kerala Style Tendli : kovvaka-mezhukvaratti
    Maharastrian Style : 


  1. I love this vegetable... I can have this with rice and dal anytime!

  2. Tendli is my favourite vegetables,but never tried this way..looking very tempting..

  3. Love this dear. Will definitely make it for my lunch.

  4. I liked your blog very much. Kovakka curry looks yummy and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

  5. want to have with curd rice :)