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Friday, 22 February 2013

Vendakka/ Okra Aviyal


Ingredients:

10-12 okra/ vendakka, chopped into 1" pieces
4 shallots
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp tamarind paste
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
salt
oil

Preparation:
  1. Cook chopped okra in some salted water till soft and keep it aside.
  2. Grind grated coconut, cumin seeds, shallots and chilli powder into a coarse paste adding very little water.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves.
  4. Add ground paste and saute for a minute. Then add okra pieces and tamarind paste, mix well and cook covered for 2-3 minutes. Adjust salt ..
  5. Remove from fire and serve with rice...
Recipe Source: Edible Garden

14 comments:

  1. Spicy okra fry is truely luscious.

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/02/besan-ka-cheela-puda.html

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  2. I never liked okra unless its thinly sliced and made into poriyal without the slimey stuffs but this aviyal is very tempting...will it be slimey too?

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    1. thank you Arthy...I think, since I cooked it in a salted water to begin with , I did't get the sliminess...

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  3. Looks so good, loved your version :)

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  4. wow - thats different, i never knew one such method. how about just filling the ground paste inside the finger's and simply toasting. have you ever tried that without tamarind?

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    1. thank you Divya....nice idea...have not tried that way so far...but will try it soon...

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  5. Never tried stuffed bhindi with fresh coconut, interesting flavours

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  6. Super. Awesome... Loved it..

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  7. haven't tried aviyal before with kra..looks yummy!!

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  8. i love bhindi! but my kids dont really .. many kids dont

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