Okra Curry (lady’s finger vegetable curry) / Vendaka Theeyal an authentic kerala recipe and is popular for its aromatic flavor and delicious taste. This recipe has been submitted by Mrs. Neetu Nair from Mumbai.
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Ingredients and its measurements are mentioned below the video
- Okra/Lady’s finger vegetable (200 gms, cut small)
- Coconut Oil (3 tbsp)
- Coconut (grated, 1 cup)
- Coriander powder (3 tbsp)
- Red chilly powder (1 tsp)
- Tamarind pulp (1 cup)
- Jaggery (1/2 tsp)
- Salt as per taste
- Mustard seeds (1/2 tsp)
- Curry leaves (few)
- onion (1 small, chopped)
- Dried Red chilly (2)
- ginger (1 inch, sliced)
- Green chilly (2, split)
- In a pan, add coconut oil (1 tbsp), coconut and roast till the aroma of coconut spreads and it turns light golden brown.
- Add coriander powder, red chilly powder and saute for 1 minute.
- Add 1 cup of water to the mixture and blend it in a blender to make a paste. Keep it aside.
- In the same pan, add coconut oil (1 tbsp), onion and saute till it starts to cook.
- Add okra/lady’s finger vegetable and saute will.
- Add green chilly, ginger and cook till the vegetables are cooked.
- Add the tamarind pulp, jaggery and cook it for 5 minutes.
- Add the coconut paste, mix well and bring it to boil. Switch off the flame.
- In a small pan, add coconut oil(1 tbsp), mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.
- Add dried red chillies, curry leaves, saute and add this seasoning into the okra curry.
Delicious & aromatic Okra curry is ready to be served with steamed rice or chapati.