Tindora or Kovakka is one vegetable I cook in Microwave and then Roast in a Kadai to make it more crispier. Here's how I make the curry with Kovakka.
Chopped Kovakka - 2 Cups
Oil for seasoning
Mustard Seeds - 1 teaspoon
Urud Dal - 1 teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder
Put the chopped Vegetable in a Microwave Safe Bowl. ( I use Microwave Rice Cooker to Cook Vegetables). Wash and Drain the Water. Close a Lid with a vent and cook in Microwave in High for 6 to 7 minutes.
Heat Oil in a wide Non Stick Kadai and tamper the Mustard Seeds, then add the Urud Dal. When it turns golden brown, add the cooked vegetable. Stir and add the other Ingredients. Fry until the Vegetable is roasted.
Serve as side for Saaru anna (Rasam Rice) or any Rice variety like Huli Anna (Sambar Rice).
The vegetable can be chopped vertically too.
This is a simple lunch plate for my little daughter. She loves this curry with Saaru Anna.