Coccinia grandis, the ivy gourd, also known as scarlet gourd, tindora, and kowai fruit,is a tropical vine. It grows primarily in tropical climates and is commonly found in the southern indian state of kerala, where it forms a part of the local cuisine. Coccinia grandis is cooked as a vegetable. A variety of recipes from all over the world list the vegetable, as the main ingredient. They are best when cooked, and are often compared to bitter melon. The vegetable is commonly eaten in indian cuisine. People of indonesia and other southeast asian countries also consume the fruit and leaves. In thai cuisine, it is one of the ingredients of the very popular clear soup dish kaeng jued tum lueng and some curries kaeng khae curry and kaeng lieng curry. Ivy gourd is rich in beta-carotene. Try our ivy gourd recipes and be healthy and enjoy. This book contains ivy gourd recipes like… Ivy gourd curry Kovakkai Masala Tondekayi aloo curry Tendli kodi Tindora raw peanuts fry and many more....