Sunday, July 29, 2012

Vendakka Puli / Vendakka Pulincurry /Ladies Finger in Tamarind and Coconut Gravy

Vendakka /Ladies Finger /Okra -15 cut into 1/2 inch pieces
Pearl onion (chopped)-1cup
Tomato (chopped)-1 medium

Tamarind -a lemon sized ball
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp

Shredded coconut-1/2cup
Chilly powder-1tsp
Coriander powder-1tbsp
Pearl onion-3
Coconut oil-1tbsp

Mustard seeds-1tsp
Fenugreek seeds/uluva-1/2tsp
Pearl onion (chopped)-2
Curry leaves

  • Grind coconut,pearl onion,chilly powder and coriander powder together.
  • Soak tamarind in hot water.Squeeze out the extract and keep aside. 
    • Heat oil in a pan and add ladies finger.Stir fry 5-6 minutes.
  • Add chopped onions ,turmeric powder and tomato.Fry until translucent.
  • Add tamarind pulp and water.Cook until soft.
  • Add coconut paste ,salt and let it boil for 5 more minutes.
  • Heat oil in another pan and sputter mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.Fry curry leaves and chopped onions.Pour this over the curry.
  • Serve with hot rice.