March 26, 2014

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

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