Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Vendakkai Curry (okra)



Ingredients:


Ladies Finger/Okra 1/2 kg
Chilli powder1/2 tsp
Coriander powder1/2 tsp
Turmeric powdera pinch
Saltto taste
Asafoetidaa pinch
curd1 tsp
Oil1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds1/2 tsp
Urad dhal1/2 tsp
Curry leavesa sprig


Procedure:
Step1:
Wash the ladies finger and cut them into 1 cm pieces


Step2:
Keep it open in a wide pan and allow it to dry for 10 minutes


Step3:
Heat 2 tsp of oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves


Step4:
Once the mustard seeds starts spluttering add the vegetable and cook covered for 5 minutes


Step5:
Now add curd,chilli powder, coriander powder, salt, turmeric powder, hing and the remaining oil and mix well


Step6:
Allow this to cook in open pan for around 15 minutes in medium-low flame.Do not stir at this point


Step7:
After 15 minutes mix it once and allow to cook for another 5 minutes


Notes:
  1. Adding curd reduces the sticky nature of ladies finger.Drying the vegatable in air/under fan before frying also helps.
  2. Never stir the curry often while it is cooking.The vegetable may not turn out crisp
  3. More oil might be required if not using a non stick pan
  4. Chopped onions can also be added. Fry the onions and then add ladies finger and cook the same way


20 comments:

  1. looks very crispy and tasty. Nice flavors.

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  2. One of my fav curry, serve me with some curd rice,i'll have it even everyday.

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  3. quick , healthy, delish stir fry!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  4. I make in same way ....looks fab

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  5. I love this..YUMMY RECIPE..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  6. Perfect with rice,my favorite veggie..yum

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  7. simple and delicious okra..good tips too..

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  8. we had this for dinner today with rasam and kalatha parrupu - traditional dinner :) Looks delicious dear!

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  9. cannot believe I was not following your blog until now???? something gone wrong somewhere - but I have rejoined!

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  10. I made the same today but i added sambhar powder :)

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  11. What a comforting side dish..One of my fav recipe:-)

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  12. All time favorite and I little bit of tamarind paste to remove the stickiness.

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  13. Simple n delicious Ladiesfinger Fry Dear.Yumm!

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  14. I prepared the same curry last week..only difference is I lit the okra into 4 lengthy pieces instead of cutting! Yummy poriyal! :P

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  15. Excellent. Tried today & it came out extremely well. Everyone wanted to have more & more. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. can you change the title to fry rather than curry.

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