Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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

Ingredients
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.

11 comments:

  1. Vendkaa pachadi adipoli. ente favorite annu.

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  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 awesome..in love with the crispy okras

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  4. looks delicious different from how we make

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

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

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

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

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

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