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Vendakka/Okra Fry




One of my favorite ways to cook okra or vendakka is a spicy fry. It is easy to prepare and is great accompaniment for rice and sambar. Its simple and delicious stir fry and  a quick recipe for dinner especially when you are short of time. It is spicy and bit tangy from the tomatoes. You can make it a little more crispy if you like.

Ingredients
Okra- 25-30
Shallots chopped- 1/2 cup
( or 1 small onion).
Tomato -1 medium
Ginger chopped - 1 tsp
Urud dal, mustard seeds, Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp each
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/3 tsp
Hing- a pinch
Curry leaves -a few


Wash and completely dry the okra with paper towel before cutting them. Cut into one inch pieces.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds followed by urud dal and fry for a minute. Add hing and after a second ginger and onions. Fry till onions change color. Add turmeric and tomatoes and fry for a minute. Now add okra or vendakka give it a quick mix, reduce the heat and allow  to slowly get cooked and fry and stir occasionally till it gets cooked and fried.( avoid constantly stiring and adding salt in the beginning as it can make it slimy). Finally add chilly powder, salt and curry leaves and fry for one more minute. Serve with rice and dal.

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

Comments

  1. I love this version and it's looks so yum n spicy

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  2. Wow!! it looks so colorful and delicious..

    Sunanda's Kitchen

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  3. Yummy stir fry... I love okra and this stir fry looks delicious:)
    Reva

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  4. Delicious vendakka fry!!Love that click of okra fry!! I too prepare it in the same way,g8 combo with rice n chapatis..

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  5. i love okra .like it with sambar sadam or roti

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  6. suja- this is my kinda curry, tomatoes n ginger- love the flavour combo !

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  7. Fingerlicking okra fry,simply inviting..

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  8. What a lovely colored vendaka curry looks delicious!!

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  9. wonderful recipe and looks so live grab it pic as usual super

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  10. I haven't cooked okra in a while, but your post and pictures inspires me...will try this one soon.
    Ne to your blog....and I like it:)

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  11. I do the same way...just love it.

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  12. simple and delicious okra..spicy and tangy okra sounds great..

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  13. I love vedekka, curry looks delicious

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  14. delicious vendakka fry...choorinde koode super ayirikkum...urappu..:)

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  15. Lovely okra, I like okra but I never know how to cook it!
    Thank you for sharing, and nice blog, I'll be back :-)

    ciao
    Alessandra

    PS I'll follow you, if you like to come and visit me you are welcome :-)
    http://alessandrazecchini.blogspot.com/

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  16. deliciously done I haven't added urud dal before when I make like this looks wonderful

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  17. Love it....looks extremely yum....

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  18. U made the simple recipe look exotic..very attractive , love the red colour coming from the tomatoes ..

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  19. Wow.. looks so simple and tempting.. thanks for sharing dear !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  20. OMG, the close-up pic makes me really hungry now! Pass me a plate of rice ;)

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  21. all time hit recipe..ente favannu vendakka..anything with it..love to have it:)

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  22. So delicious with right spice blend...

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  23. Simple yet delicious okra preparation. I love this anytime.

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  24. one of my favorite...
    looks delicious dear :)

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  25. yum that looks soooo inviting!! YUM

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  26. i love this way of making okra. Was going to make some myself :) Good one suja dear.

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  27. Ithu kandittum kandittum madiyavunilla...drooling!

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  28. wow chorinu adipoli mezhukkupuratti kandittu kothi akunnu colorful um anu

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  29. Looks spicy, yummy and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

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  30. My fav veg and fry :) looks delicious :)

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