Ladies finger/ okra curry (vendakkai vadhakkal)

Author: kittymatti / Labels:

Okra/ Ladies Finger curry


Photo Courtesy: Srinivasan, Padmini (my parents)

This recipe is for starters who are experimenting with their cooking skills...Most of us love this vegetable. This is a very simple recipe made in most South Indian homes. We make this simple curry atleast once in 10 days.

Serves 2

Ingredients:
1 lb okra/ vendakka
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal
2 tsp oil
salt to taste
chilli powder 1/2 -3/4 tsp
turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
S Indian curry powder 1 tsp - optional

Chop ladiesfinger/ okra like shown in the picture. Cut off the edges and discard.
Add oil in a kadai/ wok.
When the oil is hot, splutter mustard seeds. Add the urad dal and roast till golden.
Add the chopped okra. Mix well.
Add salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder.
Continue to cook in medium flame, stirring once in a few minutes till completely cooked.
Add the karamathu Podi (curry powder) . Mix well. Leave it for 2 minutes and take off from flame.
Serve with rice and sambhar/kozhambu/ rasam / curds

Tips: If the okra is too hard or dry, sprinkle some water after it is cooked. Close and continue to cook for another 5 minutes till the okra absorbs water and gets really soft.

Calorie count: 30 calories per serving. Courtesy: http://www.thecaloriecounter.com/

17 comments:

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Hey love this very much your looks very nice not too much oil and it doesnt even look uncooked... my fav...

kittymatti said...

thx ramya dear

rads said...

mmm yummy its my fav curry...its just the way i cook...

Vibaas said...

Looks yummy. Me and my kids love this curry!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

vendekai is my fav. can't live without it. yours looks very good priya.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow nice recipe looks yummy

Alisa@Foodista said...

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Renu said...

nice post! first time here....

sangeeta said...

my roomie in the hostel used to add dessicated coconut too in this....we call it sukhi bhindi.

Karthikeyan said...

I like this cury very much. People use to tell this cury made from ladies fingure will develop our brain power.....

kittymatti said...

Thank u all!! Yes karthi, 1 bowl vendakka curry before math exam is highly recommended! Haha

Priya Sriram said...

I love okra!! Great recipe! :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

a nice healthy one dear

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy healthy one dear

Priyameena said...

I too make this curry ofen...Wonderful side dish...Thanks for sharing..

Pavithra said...

oh my favourite.. I thought of posting it seeing urs felt happy

kittymatti said...

thnx pavithra, priyameena, shama, priya sriram!

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