Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Okra curry ( Bendekai saaru/Vendekai kulumbu)

Adding Okra in a curry can make anyone imagine that the curry is going to be slimy. Curry being slimy....Doesn't that sound like a true nightmare???.... Well, that not true, if cooked with precautions , okra curry can not only be tasty but also without any slime. I made this curry which was spicy, tangy, tasty and off course without any slime. here goes the recipe...

Onions - 2 nos
Okra - 250 grams
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilly powder - 2 tbsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Roasted coriander powder - 1b tsp
Thick tamarind extract - 1 tbsp
Oil -4 tbsp
Salt for taste

To grind into smooth paste:
Grated coconut - 1 tbsp
Tomatoes -2 nos
Red chilly - 8 nos
Ginger 1 inch piece - 1 nos
Garlic pods -8 nos

Wash okra, wipe it dry using a kitchen towel and cut into 1 inch piece and keep it aside. Grind all the "to grind "ingredients into a smooth paste, add enough water to make it of pouring consistency and keep aside. In a wok, heat oil, add fenugreek seeds, finely chopped onions and stir fry till onions turn golden brown. Now add the okra along with tumeric powder, and give a good stir. Fry till its half cooked, now add the chilly powder and give it a stir. Add the ground masala along with roasted coriander powder, salt for taste and thick tamarind extract. Cover and cook till its done. Serve hot with rice or roti .

After grinding the masala, add water and dilute it. Avoid adding water later on to prevent slime.


  1. Okra curry sounds great..looks real yummy dear. love your version of spicy okra.

  2. i have never made this type of gravy with okra, i usually fry it or do it with few ingredients ...but this looks very nice,am sure must be delicious with rice ...

  3. Thanks Sushma :) Yes, Its amazing with rice. I simply love the spicy and tangy taste, goes really well with rice :)


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