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Vendakka/Okra Kurma

Vendakka/Okra Masala

This is  a delicious side dish for rotis/chapatis. I love okra either fried or stuffed.This time I decided to give it a change and tried this okra kurma. This curry has lightly flavored cashew and yogurt sauce.The Okra is first stir-fried and finally goes into the sauce. So the curry is not slime which most people hate in okra. Try this you will surely love it.


Okra- 350 gms
Onion- 1 medium
Tomato- 1 medium
Green chilly-4-5
Ginger garlic paste- 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Garam masala- 3/4 tsp
(or you can add whole spices)
Coriender powder- 1 tsp
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Yogurt- 1/2 cup
Curry leaves- a few

To make a paste
Coconut- 3 tsp
Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp

Wash and wipe okra completely dry using a paper towel. If it is larger okra cut into two. Heat oil ( 2-3 tsp) in a pan and and fry okra till it is soft and cooked and all the sliminess goes off. Add salt and stir for two more minutes and keep aside. This will take about four to five minute.
Make a fine paste of coconut, cashews and fennel seeds and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan an add mustard seeds and when they splutter add finely chopped onions, green chilly and curry leaves. Saute till onions change color. Now add turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw flavor disappears. Add coriander powder, garam masala and beaten yogurt.Saute till all all the water evaporates and next add in the cashew paste. Stir continuously for about three to four minute in low flame till all the masala becomes one mass and oil separates. Add one cup of water,salt, diced tomatoes and bring this to a boil. Finally add okra and simmer for two more minute. Serve with chapatis..

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..


  1. I have never had kurma with okra...looks delicious...

  2. Adipoli Suja, chapathiku nalla combo annu, try cheyam najan.

  3. Very Innovative and ingenious recipe with yumm clicks.Will try it soon.Thanks for sharing and dropping in.

  4. Never tried okra in kurma, looks inviting!

  5. nice comb for rice n chappathi adipoli

  6. "Okra" kuruma is new to me. Looking delish :)

  7. I love kurma with chapathis.. This is a real variety one.. Should try it soon..

  8. okra kurma is so new to me, very innovative idea..looks so creamy and delicious...

  9. Tempting and beautiful presentation.. looks so tempting!!

  10. What a rich n colorful to have it with roti

  11. Very innovative recipe.. nice pics.. will try it soon..

  12. I too love Okra in any form.Nice recipe.Will definitely try this one.Always in search of some side dish for rotis.Thanks Suja.

  13. That kurma looks so creamy and yummy. I always use khus khus , kaju is a nice idea too.

  14. aha i've bought okra thinking of making palu curry but this one is sure to taste yum with rotis as you said! ty!

  15. Kurma out of okra is very new to me...a must try recipe...perfect with rotis

  16. wow my fav anf tastes best with chappati

  17. Quite a delicious and inviting kurma, completely new for me..

  18. Till now I haven't had this okra kurma. Interesting and came out super perfect.


  19. Kurma looks so rich n delicious ...that platter is just yum

  20. Nice n yummy curry..looks delicious

  21. Gravy looks tempting and perfect for chapathis...

  22. save it for me suja...Am right on my way...:P
    Tasty Appetite

  23. never knew okra could be prepared in such royal way...looks grand

  24. Never made kurma with looks really to try this.

  25. Okra kurma sounds delicious dear. Apt with rotis for sure.

  26. Suja, your kurma pictures are making my stomach go crazy would love to have a bowl with some hot chappatis now :)

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  27. Never tried kurma with okra , your version is interesting and delicious.

  28. Yummy!! Never heard of this. Love okra dishes..

  29. i love everything on that plate :-)

  30. Love it ~ I too have a similar recipe on my site :)

  31. Never made kurmas with okra, yummy and innovative recipe.

  32. hi suja.. chapati and okra kurma just perfect for me.
    for us,in our traditional method- we wash the okra first without cutting and leave aside.
    when it is time to put the okra, only then we slice them and they fall directly into the boiling pot of gravy..this way, the okra will not produce slime.
    would love to try out your recipe :)

  33. am trying this out tonite. will let you know how i liked it!

  34. Such a wonderful recipe, mouthwatering! Nice idea!

  35. this dish turned out to be an instant fave with my hubb (and me too) surprisingly because he's a criminal meat/fish eater!!!

    many compliments from my husband and me.

  36. Thanks all for the sweet comments:)
    @ Junkie book,nice to see you after a long time Thoma..thanks for the feedback,you made my day,so happy that you guys liked the recipe...


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