Sep 26, 2013

Vendakkai Poriyal/ Okra Stir Fry

Now time to share one more recipe under regional category, i.e. Vendakkai Poriyal which starts with letter V. Vendakkai is known as Okra or lady’s finger in English and bhindi in Hindi. For this recipe, you have to stir fry the bhindi with onion and give the tempering of mustard seeds, curry leaves and urad dal. Okra is a popular health food due to its high fiber, vitamin C, and folate content. Okra is also known for being high in antioxidants. Okra is also a good source of calcium and potassium. 

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 2
Category: Veg Stir fry

2 Cup Ladyfinger/ Okra, Chopped
1 Large Onion, Chopped
1 Green Chili, Chopped
1 Tsp. Ginger Paste
1 Lemon Juice
Salt to Taste
1/2 Tsp. Red Chili Powder (as taste)
1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
1 Tsp. Sambhar powder
2 Tsp. Coriander Powder
For Tempering
2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
1 Tsp. Mustard Seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida
5-6 Curry Leaves
1/2 Tsp. Urad Dal

Wash and chop the ladyfinger into small pieces.
Heat the oil in pan and add tempering ingredients, when they start splutter.
Add onion, green chili and ginger paste and saute till to translucent.
Add chopped okra, sambhar masala, coriander powder, red chili, turmeric and salt.
Mix well and cook till to okra become soft.
Add lemon juice, which increase the flavor of dish.
Serve hot vendakkai poriyal or okra poriyal with chapatti.

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  1. wow fav stir fry with rasam rice just love it :) looks so yumm and tempting dear !!

  2. Wat a delicious stir fry, one of my favourite.

  3. I can say this is one of the most versatile veggies to try!!! Loved this one... I'm gonna make this one tomorrow only... :)

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  4. Love bhindi and enjoy eating them in any form ..this one sounds cool.

  5. Love bhindi and enjoy eating them in any form ..this one sounds cool.

  6. The dish has come out so well..nice one..

  7. Okra is our family favorite.. That curry looks too good.

  8. Our family favorite as well!! good one.

  9. Love Bhindi in any form , this stir fry looks yum.

  10. You know what - that bowl of okra is perfectly done. Looks as good as my MIL's version :-)

  11. Love okra in all forms. that bowl of curry looks so inviting.

  12. Love to have this with chapathi!


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