Kovakkai - Beans Sadham

I simply love to eat variety rice for the simple reason that it is a one dish meal. I love the inclusion of vegetables; and it is ideal for the lunch box. With the least fuss nutrition is packed. Good food for the palate.

This rice is mildly spiced, and was taught by my sister. You can make this with either of the vegetables or in a combination.

Kovakkai – Ivy Gourd

Kovakkai-Beans Sadham


1 cup Kovakkai/Ivy Gourd

1 cup Beans

4 Green Chillies

1 cup Long Grain Rice

2 cups Water

2 Tbsp Oil

1 Tbsp Ghee

½ tspTurmerric Pd

1½ tsp Dhania Pd

½ tsp Jeera Pd

Salt to taste


Wash and soak rice for 10 minutes.

Cook with salt and water until fluffy and spread on a thali/plate to cool.

Heat oil and ghee. Add the vegetables and stir fry until half-cooked. Add green chillies, salt, turmeric powder, dhania and jeera pd. Stir cook until the vegetables are tender.

Mix the vegetables into the rice and allow it to heat through.

Serve hot with Raitha and Pappad.


kitchen queen said…
lovely combo of beans and kovakai the rice looks yummy,though I attempt to make only with kovakai.

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