March 3, 2018

Vendakkai Chutney / Lady's Finger Chutney / Chutney Recipe - 28 / #100chutneys

Few of you must be familiar with Lady's finger chutney and for others, you might get a strange reaction while seeing this chutney. I even gave a weird reaction when I saw Vendakkai chutney in some Telugu Cookery show long back. I usually pen down when I watch cookery shows, but somehow missed for this chutney. So I tried to recreate the same by recollecting few ingredients and also enhanced a little bit according to our taste bud. And thank god, my attempt did not go wrong. The chutney tasted so delicious and was a huge hit among family members. The addition of sesame and groundnuts gave a creamy and yummy taste. This chutney pairs perfectly with hot plain rice or with Rasam or Curd rice. The vital part of the Vendakkai chutney is the stickiness should not be there so saute well in a low flame until Vendakkai turns almost crispy ( not very crispy ).

Ingredients :

1 Tsp Oil + 1 1/2 Tbsp Oil 
8 Vendakkai / Lady's Finger, Finely chopped 
1 tbsp Sesame seeds / Ellu 
2 tbsp Groundnuts, Roasted
1 Onion, Finely chopped 
2 - 3 Green chillies, Chopped ( Adjust according to tase bud ) 
3 - 4 sprigs of Curry leaves
Small piece of Tamarind 
salt to taste
Thinly sliced or finely chopped onions for garnishing

Method :

Heat 1 1/2 Tbsp oil in a pan and add chopped Vendakkai / Lady's finger.

Saute until the stickiness goes off and lady's finger gets cooked. ( almost it turns crispy )

Remove from the pan and keep aside.

Now to the same pan, add remaining oil and add chopped onion followed by green chillies, curry leaves and tamarind piece.

Saute it until the onion changes its colour and remove from the flame.

Dry roast sesame seeds and groundnuts. Cool all the ingredients.

First grind sesame seeds and groundnuts into fine powder. Then add all the sautéed ingredients along with lady's finger.

Grind it little coarsely by adding the required quantity of salt and water.

The consistency of chutney should not be fine paste.

Transfer the prepared chutney to a bowl, add chopped raw onion and serve.

Adding raw onion is optional.

Serving Options :

Serve with rice.

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