Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Vendakka/Okra Kichadi


Vendakka Kichadi( Okra/Ladies finger) is a quick side dish for rice. Kichadi is an essential side dish for Onam and Vishu Sadhya. In this recipe okra or vendakka is cut into slices and then fried or sauteed till it becomes crispy. This fried veggie is then mixed with yogurt and coconut sauce.



Ingredients
Vendakka / Okra- 15
Green chilly-3

To make a paste
Coconut- 1/2 cup
Yogurt- 1 1/2 cup
Cumin- 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp

To temper
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
shallot- 1 
Red chilly- 2
Curry leaves
oil
salt to taste


Cut vendakka/okra into round slices ( not too thin). Saute this along with chilly till crispy and golden brown. Sprinkle salt at the end ( or when you see that there is no more slime) and saute a for one more minute and keep aside.
Make a fine paste of coconut, cumin and mustard seeds.Mix well with yogurt. Add this to the fried veggie and mix well.Simmer this in low flame for a minute and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and fry thin slices of shallot,red chilly and curry leaves and pour this over the curry. Serve with rice.

Try this...
Hope you will all enjoy..

41 comments:

  1. The garnish make it more tempting.I love vendakka in anything.Creamy no ?

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  2. Nice pic with okra and curd,tempting...

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  3. Wow! It looks appetizing and great!

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  4. Wow..that looks super super tempting..nice recipe..

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  5. Vendakka kichadi adipoli. Vishu varunnu, athinu prepare cheyannam

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  6. awesome kitchadi...great clicks suja..
    Tasty Appetite

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  7. I love this , one of my favs

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  8. ur fabulous pic make me grab ur every dish bec it looks so tempting

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  9. Thats a healthy and wonderful looking kichadi,yummy..

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  10. in our side we call this pachidi........my hubbys fav...........

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  11. Truly drool worthy..yummy yum..looks so tempting...
    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  12. looks mouthwatering good dear! YUM

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  13. That looks like a terrific combination. Delicious !!

    Cheers,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  14. That looks ridiculously good- great recipe using okra !
    US Masala

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  15. we call it pachadi- this is my fav side-dish to go with molagootal ! yum

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  16. Lovely recipe with okra. Its tempting. Yummy!.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
    http;//indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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  17. Lovely recipe with Okra. Tempting and delicious.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
    http;//indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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  18. Love your presentation!! Looks yummy...

    valar
    http://valarskitchen-basics.blogspot.com/

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  19. Ente fav, i made vendakka kichadi on sunday and ene pics excatly ethu pole thanne anu chechi, blue bowl polum common ayte vannalo..i shall post it soon ketto :)

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  20. We call this pachidi,looks absolutely divine and delicious.

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  21. I love okras in any form and this kichadi is looking very inviting.

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  22. wow...
    looks delicious and very tempting...
    nice clicks dear :)

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  23. Lovely recipe.. looks really tempting and delicious.. thanks for sharing dear !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  24. I love kichadi, esp with orka, ah! Looks totally delicious!

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  25. i never knew we can make with vandakka.. by the way wtz d difference with pachadi??? i make pachadi with tomato, ash guard etc in a similar way.. bt wont boil it.. even the thadka s same..{expecting the answer :)}

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  26. dhande.........veendum entte fav......yum...yummmmm

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  27. My Fav pachadi & excellent preparation as usual.

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  28. AH i so much wanted to make this recipe thanks for the share!

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  29. We call this pachadi,ur version sounds really yumm!

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  30. my moms fave..i'm sure this is finger licking good

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