Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Okra/Bhindi/Lady's Finger/Vendakka Pachadi/Bende Pochatti

1. Okra/Bhindi- 2-3
2. Yogurt/Curd- 1/2 cup
3. Coconut shred- 1 cup
4. Chilly powder- 1 tsp
5. Salt,to taste
6. Oil, to fry
7. Oil-2 tsp
8. Mustard seeds, to splutter
9. Jeera- 2 tsp
10. Curry leaves- 3-4, chopped

Preparation Method:
1. Cut the okra into small round pieces.

2. Toss them with some salt and keep aside.
3. Grind together Coconut shred, yogurt and chilly powder.
4. In a pan, heat the oil to fry and fry the okras into fine crisp. Drain from oil and keep aside.

5. In a wok, heat 2 tsps of oil, splutter mustard seeds and jeera.
6. Add cuury leaves and the ground mixture into it. Add the fried okras too.
7. Keep the lid and Simmer for 2 minutes, do not over heat to curdle the curd-coconut mixture.
8. Serve as ozhichu curry(gravy) with boiled rice.

Jeera must be a little more in this recipe, it adds to the taste and aroma of this recipe.
This can also be done using fried bitter-gourd/pavakka.
The taste adds when kept for sometime(1 hr) and then served.


  1. Vendkaa pachadi adipoli. ente favorite annu.

  2. i love okra n glad to find another new cool way to make them..looks delicious dear :)

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  3. This is a new dish to me looks love with the crispy okras

  4. looks delicious different from how we make

  5. Woww this dish looks sooo yummy and quite different..

  6. very nice blog............plz visit my blog if time permits.......

  7. Thnx for visiting me... u know vendakka pachadi is one of my favo kerala ur step-by-step presentation. following u!!

  8. Lovely, My sivarathri spl dish, Check out my next dish,I make it in a slightly different way, yours looks awesome!

  9. bhindis are my all time fav.thanks for sharing.

  10. Bindi's are one of my fav...Pachadi looks great.
    Thank u 4 stopping by my space..U have a lovely collection here...