Vendakka Puli / Okra/Ladies Finger Tamarind Curry - Kerala - Palakkad Style

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
40 min
Very Easy



For Grinding:

For Seasoning:


  • 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.




I tried it its soo good i love it..

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