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Vendakkai (Okra) Podi Kari

Vendakkai_Okra_Podi_Kari_1 Okra (Vendakkai in Tamil) can be used to prepare variety of dishes. I prepare Sweet and Sour Okra (Ladies Finger) Fry, Stuffed Okra and also Okra Fry in Microwave Oven.

Here is one more delicious Vendakkai (Okra) Podi Kari.

Serves: 4

Cooking time: 30 minutes approximately

Ingredients

  • Vendakkai (Okra) – 500 grams
  • Onion chopped – 1 table spoon (optional)
  • Coconut grated – 2 table spoon
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tea spoon
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Cooking oil – 2 table spoon
  • Dry powder
    • Bengal gram – 1 table spoon
    • Coriander seeds – 1 table spoon
    • Red chilli – 3 no
    • Asafetida – 2 pinch
  • For seasoning
    • Mustard – ½ tea spoon
    • Urad dal – ½ tea spoon
    • Curry leaves – few

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Method

  • Wash and cut vendakkai into half inch pieces; fry grated coconut in a dry pan to golden colour.

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  • Fry items given for dry powder in a empty pan, in low flame; cool and grind as a coarse powder.

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  • Heat a pan, do the seasoning; add onion and fry till onion is soft; add chopped vendakkai and fry for 2 minutes; add salt and turmeric powder; cook till vendakkai is soft; add ground dry powder and fried grated coconut; mix and cook for 2 more minutes; in between stir.
  • Now Vendakkai Podi Kari is ready. Serve with Rice, Chapatti.

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Tips

  • Don’t overcook vendakkai.
  • Gently stir to avoid breaking of vendakkai.

{ 2 comments… add one }

  • Sushma Mallya January 29, 2010, 10:30 am

    Nice recipe,looks really delicious

  • Priya January 29, 2010, 1:24 pm

    Delicious okra podi curry, thanks for sharing…

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