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Vendakkai Thayir Pachadi / Bhindi Raita

Vendakkai Thayir Pachadi

Vendakkai Thayir Pachadi is Lady's finger yogurt gravy. Lady's finger is rich in dietary fibres, minerals and vitamins. It is a low calorie vegetable and one of the suggested vegetable for weight reduction. This Okra raita is an easy and quick rice side dish recipe. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Vendakkai Thayir Pachadi.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins 
Ready In:  20 mins 
Yields: 3 servings
Vendakkai Thayir Pachadi

Lady's Finger / Okra / Vendakkai chopped 
1 Cup
Gingelly Oil
2 tsp
1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp
Curry leaves
Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp
Coriander powder
1/2 tsp
Chilli powder
1 tsp
1/2 cup


  • Heat oil in the pan and add mustard, cumin seeds and curry leaves. 

  • When they splutter,add  chopped Lady's finger and fry till the veggie is cooked.

  • Once the Lady's finger is cooked, Switch off the stove. Add curd followed by salt, coriander powder, turmeric powder and chilli powder.


  • Don't add dry powders before adding curd/yogurt. The dry powders will stick to bottom if they are added before yogurt.
  • In order to reduce stickiness in Lady's finger. Wash it and dry the vegetable in paper towel. Then chop it into small pieces.
  • Adding 1/4 tsp of lemon juice while frying Lady's finger also reduce stickiness.


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