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Okra Curry (lady’s finger vegetable curry) / Vendaka Theeyal

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

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  • 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)


  1. In a pan, add coconut oil (1 tbsp), coconut and roast till the aroma of coconut spreads and it turns light golden brown.
  2. Add coriander powder, red chilly powder and saute for 1 minute.
  3. Add 1 cup of water to the mixture and blend it in a blender to make a paste. Keep it aside.
  4. In the same pan, add coconut oil (1 tbsp), onion and saute till it starts to cook.
  5. Add okra/lady’s finger vegetable and saute will.
  6. Add green chilly, ginger and cook till the vegetables are cooked.
  7. Add the tamarind pulp, jaggery and cook it for 5 minutes.
  8. Add the coconut paste, mix well and bring it to boil.  Switch off the flame.
  9. In a small pan, add coconut oil(1 tbsp), mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.
  10. 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.


3 replies on “Okra Curry (lady’s finger vegetable curry) / Vendaka Theeyal”

Simple, tempting, and different (to me). I thought I was an okra champion, but this one is clearly a new take on it altogether. This blog is becoming a habit for me when I want something easy to make but not the regular fare. Great going.

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