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Ivy gourd Pickle

 Published 2014-Mar-09   Updated 2017-Nov-20

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Tindora Achaar, Kovakkai Urugai, Kovakkai Pickle)

Recipe For Ivy Gourd Pickle


  • Ivy gourd - 1 lb (about 1/2 kg)
  • White Vinegar - 3 tbsp
  • Oil (preferably gingelly oil) - 3 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste

Pickle Masala

  • Red Chilly Powder - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Fenugreek Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Mustard Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp


  1. Wash the ivy gourd and trim the edges. Put them in hot boiling water for about 1 minute and take it out. This is to get rid of any germs and also soften it a bit.
  2. Dry the ivy gourd well before proceeding. Cut it into round pieces or long pieces.
  3. Mix all the ingredients under 'Pickle Masala'. (Tips: You can also use 3-4 tbsp of store bought pickle masala instead. If making at home, dry roast the mustard and fenugreek seeds, cool it and make a coarse powder using a mixie or motar and pestle. You can also make a big batch of the pickle masala and store it to use whenever needed.)
  4. Mix the ivy gourd pieces, required salt, pickle masala and vinegar in a clean, dry bowl. Add a little extra salt as this is a pickle.
  5. Heat oil in a kadai. If you prefer, pop some mustard seeds and curry leaves. Well, mustard seeds and curry leaves are optional but adds a south Indian flavor to the pickle.
  6. Add this oil to the mixed pickle.
  7. Store in a air tight container after it cools. Let it rest for a couple of days before using the pickle. Keep mixing pickle once in a while. This will allow all the flavors to get infused in the ivy-gourd pieces.

Serving Suggestion

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