Kovakka Thoran (ivy Gourd Stir Fry With Coconut)
Thorans and mezhukupurattis are the most common styles of stir fries in the Kerala cuisine. Thorans use grated coconut and green chilies while mezhukupurattis do not use coconut. They are usually a chili powder based stir fry with a base of shallots and garlic. Though there is no stringent rule regarding the choice of vegetables for thorans and mezhukupurattis some vegetables never come in the form of thorans like the tubers for instance. This thoran is one of the easiest one among the long list of thorans.