Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Vendakka pulikari / Okra sour sauce (semi gravy)

This is a karaikudi special recipe. Will be of good combination with paruppu soup.

Vendakka / Ladies finger - 1/4 kg (chopped into small pieces)
Cooking oil - 3 tbs
Big red onion - 1 (chopped)
Big tomato - 1 (chopped)
Tamarind juice / paste - 3 tbs
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tbs
Coriander powder - 1 tbs
Red chilli powder - 2 tbs
Salt to taste
Chopped cilantro - 4 tbs

For seasoning:
Sesame oil - 3 tbs
Mustard seeds + urad dal - 1 tbs
Vendhayam / Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tbs
Curry leaves - 5 nos

  • Heat cooking oil in a pan and stir fry the okra till the sticky liquid goes off. Keep it aside.
  • Heat sesame oil in pan and add the ingredients mentioned under for seasoning @ 30 sec interval.
  • Add chopped onion & saute till tranparent. Now add chopped tomato and saute till the juices oozes off.
  • Add tamarind paste & all powders + salt + 3 cups of water. Bring them to boil and add sauted vendakka/ okra.
  • Close the pan with lid and cook in medium flame. Stir consiously at regular intervals.
  • Once the veggie is cooked and gravy turns to semi solid, sprinkle chopped cilantro & serve hot. 

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...