Gherkin(kovakka) onion curry

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  • gherkin(kovakka)
    - 250 gm
  • onion
    - 100 gm
  • coriander powder
    - 1 tablespoon
  • turmeric powder
    - 1/2 teaspoon
  • chilli powder
    - 1/2 teaspoon
  • black gram dal
    - 1 tablespoon
  • oil
    - 3 tablespoon
  • salt
    - to taste


  1. wash the gherkins and slice into thin long pieces.
  2. chop the onions also lengthwise.
  3. heat oil in a frying pan,add mustard seeds,when they crackle add the black gram dal.
  4. when it is slightly brown,add chopped gherkin pieces.
  5. add salt,turmeric powder and mix well.
  6. fry for a few minutes.
  7. add the chopped onions.
  8. fry till the vegetables are crisp.
  9. add chilli powder and the coriander powder.
  10. mix well and fry till the vegetables are roasted.
  11. serve hot with rice or chappattis.

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