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Spicy Okra Stir Fry / Vendakai Kara Poriyal

Vendakai Kara Poriyal, a very famous South Indian Side dish is served with Rice Varieties and also can be served with Indian Breads. One of my favorite veggie and I prefer this spicy dish with sambhar Rice and curd  Rice. Very simple and less time consuming recipe. Spiciness can be adjusted according to taste buds and Sometimes, I do add crushed pepper at the last stage of cooking to make it more spicy and delicious. 

Ingredients :

  • 125 Gms Lady's finger / Okra / Vendakai, chopped
  • 1 Big Onion, Finely chopped
  • 1 Big Tomato, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Water, as needed
  • 2 Tbsp Oil

Method :

  • Heat 1 Tbsp oil and add the chopped Lady's fingers.
  • Saute them for 3-4 minutes in a medium flame or till the stickiness goes off.
  • Remove from the flame and keep aside.
  • Add remaining oil to the same pan and add the chopped Onions.
  • Fry it for couple of minutes and add chopped tomatoes.
  • Saute them together for another couple of minutes and add turmeric powder followed by chilli powder, coriander powder and salt.
  • Mix well and add the sauteed Lady's finger.
  • Add little water, cover and cook it for 5 minutes in a medium flame or till the mixture becomes dry.
  • Once done, Remove from the flame and garnish with curry leaves or Coriander leaves.

Serving Options :

Serve with any Rice Varieties like Sambhar rice, Curd rice, Rasam Rice etc...
It can also be served with Chapati or Roti.

Linking this to Tamilzhar Samayal Tuesday

Gayathri's "WTML"


  1. drooling upon the spicy okra's..send me a parcel sis

  2. wow!!! wow!! luk so yumm and delicious!

  3. Super spicy okra!!!! love it...

  4. Am ready to finish that whole dish rite now, vendakka fry is just inviting me.

  5. yummy...i dont need it as side dish will eat it just like that


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