October 01, 2012

Vendakkai / Okra Thayir Pachadi

A simple thayir pachadi with okra is  our menu today.I prefer ladies finger for pachadi but red pumpkin , ridge gourd can also be made as a thayir pachadi.This is a easy dish but need some patience because of the sliminess of this veggie. This is a perfect match with puli kulambu / tamarind based spicy gravy.And its so healthy too.You all know that ladies finger is so good for your memory power ,especially for kids.I  have eaten raw ladies finger when i was a kid but not now.This is my sons favourite veg.But he likes okra sambar the most. I hope you will definitely love it…Lets see the preparation…





Ladies Finger / Okra / Vendakkai – 300 gms

Curd / Thayir – 1/2 cup or 5 tbsp

Chilli powder / Milagai thool – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder / Manjal thool – 1/2 tsp

Dry red chillies – 6 ( depends on your spice level )

Mustard seeds / Kadugu – 1/2 tsp

Urad dal  / Ulunthamparuppu – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – a spring

Asafoetida  / Perungaya thool – a pinch

Salt to taste

Oil – 3 tsp




Wash the veggies and dry it completely and chop them to thin pieces.Grab all your ingredients.



Heat oil in a kadai and splutter mustard seeds and urad dal.Add curry leaves , dry red chillies and asafoetida and saute for a min.




Add the chopped veggies and fry in medium flame for 7- 8 mins ,stirring in between.


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Add chilly and turmeric powder and fry till the sliminess goes off and turn slight brown in colour.


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Now add the required salt (add salt when the veggie is completely fried ,if you add initially it will make the veggie soggy) and mix well.And switch off the flame.( If you like to have this as a poriyal then skip the following step and simply add 2 tsp of shredded coconut and mix well and serve as a vendakkai / okra poriyal).




Beat the curd with little salt. Let the veggie come to room temperature and add the beaten curd to the fried okra and mix well.Serve this curd / thayir pachadi  with any spicy kulambu / gravy.


I served this with Venthaya kulambu (will post soon) and scrambled egg.


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Priya Satheesh said...

Never tried this....Sounds very delicious...Will try soon!!!

Meg's Delicious Adventures said...

yummy pachadi.

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Mélange said...

Truly yummy and comfy food this one !

S.Menaga said...

super healthy pachadi!!

Supriya said...

looks delicious...have to try this soon. Thanks for sharing

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Ezcookbook said...

excellent attempt...lov this..

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Reva said...

Yummy pachadi.. okra is a wonderful addition..

GK Arusuvai said...

I love ladies finger especially this one with curd...yum!!

Priya said...

Such a healthy pachadi, love to make some soon.

Sangeetha said...

Vendakkai Pachadi looks so yumm...Thanks for linking it to my event, btw can u plz add the Event links of both Anu n me in your Page. Thanks!

divya said...

Looks delicious.. Love the clicks..

Shweta in the Kitchen said...

I truly enjoy this pachadi, looks yum

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Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Lady's finger thayir pachadi is one of my favorites....yours looks wonderful

Beena.stephy said...

Yummy pachadi

DivyaGCP said...

This is something new to me..But looks delicious and very inviting!!

Divya Pramil said...

Yummilicious pachadi... Looks so delectable :)
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Lancy said...

Great recipe tamil :) Am your new follower

Faseela Noushad said...

wow....delicious n my fav.pachadi...

Shibi Thomas said...

Looks good!!! I like yogurt curries.

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