Apr 30, 2010

Vendakkai Poriyal / Ladiesfinger(Okra) Fry

Okra also known as ladiesfinger, vendakkai, bhindi, bendakayi has a lot of medicinal values. It is a good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin C, Folic Acid, essential B vitamins as well as magnesium, manganese and potassium. I usually make vendakkai pulikuzhambu/stew using ladiesfinger. This poriyal also features once in a while in my kitchen. It goes well along with some rice and dhal.

Ingredients
Ladiesfinger - 1 lb or 1/2 kg
Onion - 1 medium sized
Green chillies - 2 slit lengthwise
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Urad dhal - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Oil - 2 spoons

Directions

Wash the ladiesfingers/okra and wipe them dry with a kitchen towel. If they remain wet they turn mushy while cooking. Slice the okra into small pieces .

In a vessel, heat the oil and add the mustard seeds and urad dal. Once they start spluttering, add the curry leaves followed by the onions. Saute till they turn slightly brown.

Add the green chillies followed by the ladiesfinger/okra.

Keep on medium flame and fry till the stickiness of the okra disappears and gets cooked well.
Add the salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix well. Cook for two more minutes on a medium flame and remove from heat.

Serve warm with dal and rice.

33 comments:

  1. Lovely click Divya. Never made okra poriyal. Will try it next time I am making okra :)

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  2. Hi divya.

    i am great fan of your site..The way you have built it up is sure commendable.
    well about this recipe easy and tasty thats what we all need these days :)

    Here is US we don't get good Okra. I really miss India when it some to such specific veggies. :)

    Thanks
    www.spicemantra.blogspot.com

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  3. One of our favorite curry...Pics looks awesome !!!

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  4. love the way u hv cooked.. nice pics

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  5. vendakka ..one of my favorite vegettable..looks so delicous..perfectly done..

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  6. That curry looks great and I love how the onions look caramelized - delish.

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  7. okra is my most fav vegetable... the only problem is buying fresh ones and then washing and drying them.. takes too much effort for a lazy bum like me :(

    love the first picture.. can imagine myself digging into it with some curd rice!

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  8. All time fav and looks so yummy with wonderful color.

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  9. nice clicks divya....tempting...i love okra...in addition i add lots of garlic in the okra fry....

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  10. Delicious poriyal divya! luks perfect.Very healthy recipe...

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  11. Bhindi stir fry looks delicious. I also prepare it with more red chillis and garlic flakes.
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  12. Luv okra fries or poriyals...looks too gud!

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  13. My all time favourite, just love it..

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  14. one of my favourite fry looks perfect!!

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  15. simple and healthy. haven't u collected the awards from my blog dear.pls drop by.http://mysingaporekitchen.blogspot.com/

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  16. I like bendi a lot...make it any way for me...it looks delish!!

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  17. I love orka and always makes poriyal . Your looks delicious.

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  18. எனக்கு மிகவும் பிடித்த வெண்டைக்காய் பொரியல்...இதனை தயிர் சாதம்..சாம்பார் சாத்துடன் சேர்த்து சாப்பிட மிகவும் சூப்பர்ப்...நாளை செய்து சாப்பிட வேண்டியது தான்..நன்றி...

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  19. lady's finger poriyal is sure my favorite. fantastic recipe

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  20. Okra fry with rasam rice is heaven, isn't it?

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  21. Loking into thevandka dish plate brings back happy memory of linch boxes, when i went to school.

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  22. Okra fry looks perfect i like this fry with hot rasam rice dear..i got okra in my fridge today i hv to make the same for our dinner.

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  23. Okra stir fry with hot rasam rice hmm taste perfect dear...

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  24. Okra is my faav veggie n poriyal with this taste good with rasam rice.

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  25. looks perfect n crispy dear nice poriyal.

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  26. Yumm yumm okra :)) Hope u got my entry for Global Kadai - wrap event!!

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  27. It looks delicious. One of the few vegetables I actually like!

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  28. Looks delicious! One of the few vegetables I like!

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