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Monday, February 18, 2013

Vendakkai Poriyal - Bendakaya Vepudu

Vendakkai Poriyal                                                                         Lady's Finger is rich in fibre content. It also provides essential vitamin C, Calcium and Potassium. This Okra dry curry should be cooked in low flame.  Vendakkai poriyal is served as a side dish to Rice. Tips are given below to overcome the stickiness in Lady's finger while cooking. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing Vendakkai Poriyal - Lady's finger dry curry.

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins 
Ready In: 35 mins
Yields : 2 Servings

Vendakkai Poriyal

Vendakkai chopped
Onions chopped
1/2 Cup
1 tbsp
1/8 tsp
Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp
Channa dhal
1/2 tsp
Urad dhal
1/2 tsp
Green chillies
Curry Leaves
2 tbsp
Turmeric Powder      
1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves
2 stalks
Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp


  • Heat oil in the pan and add mustard, cumin seeds,channa dhal and Urad dhal.When they splutter add green chillies, curry leaves, onion and fry till onion turns translucent. 

  • Add lady's finger and yogurt. Fry it in low flame till veggies are cooked. Yogurt/Curd is added to reduce stickiness. Lemon juice also reduces lady's finger stickiness.

  • Add salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder. Fry it in a low flame till raw smell goes off.

Bendakaya Vepudu / Vendakkai Poriyal / Lady's finger dry curry

Vendakkai Poriyal

Other Lady's finger recipes you might be interested are:
Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu - Lady's Finger Tamarind Gravy
Vendakkai Mor Kuzhambu - Lady's Finger Butter Milk Gravy
Lady's Finger Pachadi / Bhindi Raita

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