Vendakka puli / okra/ladies finger tamarind curry - kerala - palakkad style

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
40 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Lady`s finger/Okra/Vendakka :15-20 nos

Onion :1 no (medium,finely chopped)

Tomato :1 no (medium finely chopped)

Tamarind/Puli :a lemon sized ball or 1 tablespoon pulp

Turmeric Powder :1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Oil for frying

For Grinding:

Grated coconut :1/2 cup

Onion : 3 tablespoons pieces(optional)

Coriander Powder :1 ablespoon

Dry Red Chillies/Kollamulaku :5 nos

For Seasoning:

Oil - 1 ablespoon

Mustard seeds :1 teaspoon

Shallots/Small onions/Kunjulli :3 - 4 nos(finely chopped)

Garlic :2 cloves (finely chopped)

Fenugreek seeds/Uluva :1 teaspoon

Curry leaves :few


  • Chop the ladies finger/okra/vendakka diagonally and keep it aside.
    Soak tamarind in hot water. Squeeze out the extract or dilute the pulp in 1 cup warm water and keep aside.
  • Grind coconut,onion pieces coriander powder and red chillies to a fine paste.
    Heat little oil in the pan and add the chopped ladies finger/okra/vendakka pieces into the hot oil and fry for 5 minutes or until the stickiness disappears.
  • Add the chopped onion and tomatoes and saute until they turns to translucent.
  • Pour the tamarind extract and 1 glass water and turmeric powder in the pan and let it cook until the vegetable is cooked.
  • Add the ground coconut mixture,salt and let it boil for 5 minutes.
    Heat oil in another small frying pan; Splutter mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.
  • Fry the onion and garlic pieces till golden brown and saute curry leaves.
  • Pour this seasoned mixture into the ladies finger curry.




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