Thursday, January 17, 2013

Vendakkai Curry - Ladies Finger Curry

 #VendakkaiCurry  #LadiesFingerCurry : This curry is liked by all.
Sambar or Curry or morekuzhambu prepared with vendaikkai tatses very good.
This vegetable takes very less time to cook and especially this dry curry with vendaikkai comes out very well even for a beginner!!

Vendakkai Curry [ Ladies Finger Curry ]


Ingredients :
Vendaikkai (ladies finger )                    : 1/4 kg
Onion                                                     : 1 small size(optional)
Mustard seeds                                       : 1/4 tsp
Urad dhal                                               : 1/2 tsp
sambar powder                                      : 3/4 tsp
Red chilly powder                                  : 1/4 tsp [ optional ]
Oil                                                           : 2 tsp
Salt                                                          : 1/2 tsp ( adjust )

Method :
Snip top and bottom of vendakkai and chop into equal length pieces.


Keep a kadai over a slow flame.
Add oil and add mustard seeds when oil becomes hot.
After it splutters add urad dhal.
When dhal becomes golden brown add diced onions.
Saute for few seconds. Add sambar powder, red chilly powder and salt.
Now add vendakkai and saute for a minute.
Mix well and close with a lid.
vendakkai takes only 3 minutes to cook.

Vendakkai Curry [ Ladies Finger Curry ]

Open the lid and keep stirring on and off.
The curry takes nearly 10 to 15 minutes to dry out.

Vendakkai Curry [ Ladies Finger Curry ]

Once ready transfer into a serving bowl.

Vendakkai Curry [ Ladies Finger Curry ]

To make it more spicy add required amount of red chilly powder or black pepper powder.
I have used only 2 tsp of oil. If you want the curry to be more crispy and tasty pour oil liberally.

can have as side dish to sambar, rasam, and curd rice. 

Note : Add coarsely ground roasted pea nuts in the end and mix well to improve its nutrition value.
Add a tsp of tomato sauce to get a slightly tangy vendaikkai curry.
Or add a tsp of besan in the end and mix well to get a nicely coated curry.


Vendakkai Curry [ Ladies Finger Curry ]