This is one of the recipes my MIL tried last month. When I asked her how she came up with the combination, she said that she was bored with the regular tindora fry and wanted to try something else. I took a big lunch box that day and even saved some for the night. :)
It was lite with a nice coconut and onion flavor. You can probably substitute kovakkai with any other firm green vegetable and it would still taste good.
Here is how she made it:
1 medium onion - chopped
1 small cup kovakkai(abt 150 grms) - chopped
2 tbspoons grated coconut
1/2 tspoon turmeric powder
3/4 tspoon chilli powder
1 tbspoon limejuice
2 tspoons oil
6-8 curry leaves
Salt to taste
For tadka (tempering)
1 tspoon mustard seeds,
1 tspoon urad dal,
Heat Oil in a wok and temper it with mustard seeds, and urad dal. Then add turmeric powder, chopped onion and kovakkai and saute for 6-7 minutes till the onion is translucent. Then, if needed add some drops of water and let the kovakkai cook through.
Then add chilli powder, salt, curry leaves and lime juice. Mix in the rice till rice is fluffy and mixed well with the spices.
Serve warm. This taste delicious with a light raita and side of chips.