Friday, 9 September 2016

Manoli Kadle

Searching for different recipes made with Kovakkai, I have reached mangalore. In this area, kovakkai is called by the name manoli and kadle means chick peas. So here is an interesting recipe with kovakkai and chick peas that would be a great accompaniment for chapathis. Mangalore has its unique recipes and flavours. It very closely resembles the Kerala Cuisine. So coconut is a must!!


Kovakka/Tindora - 250gms
Channa (chick peas) - 1/2 cup
Onion - 2
Tomato - 1
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Hing - a little
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few

To grind:

Coconut - 1 cup
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 3 pods
Cumin - 1 tsp
Tamarind - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 2 nos

Oil and Salt to taste
Lemon juice - 1 tsp


  • Pressure cook channa with 1/2 cup water for 2-3 whistles. Remove from the heat and drain the water. Keep cooked channa aside.
  • Pressure cook sliced ivy gourd with 1/4 cup water for 1 whistle. Drain the water and keep the cooked ivy gourd aside.
  • Grind ingredients under 'to grind' adding little water. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai or pan. Temper mustard seeds and curry leaves. 
  • Add chopped onions and saute a while. Add chopped tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes turn mushy.
  • Add cooked chickpeas and ivy gourd and fry for another 2-5 mins.
  • Add the ground paste. Mix all. Add all the powders and salt to taste.
  • Add the drained water and cook it covered for 15 mins. Sprinkle lemon juice and remove from the heat. Serve hot with rice or any indian bread variety.

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  1. That is a nice curry to go with rotis. Looks great..

  2. Interesting combo of tindora and chick peas.

  3. Hey great coincidence. I tried the dry version last week. Love it with rice.

  4. Never tried tindora with chickpeas. Have to try it sometime soon.

  5. That is a new combination for me. looks good.

  6. Definitely a new combination and sounds unique .

  7. Thats a nutritious dish, and quite a new combination. Delicious Manoli Kadle.

  8. Different and unique dish. Nice one

  9. Very interesting combination of ivy gourd and chickpeas. Great way to add protein to the dish.

  10. oh wow, that is a unique combo of chickpeas and gourd!! Looks interesting!

  11. A unique combination of ivy gourd and chana. Lovely!

  12. I think this is one of the popular ones from the Mangalore region. This must be a flavorful curry.

  13. That's surely a combination I would never have thought! Nice one

  14. i have seen this combo in my office canteen and now it makes sense with the mangalore connection...nice and simple recipe