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Friday, May 18, 2012

Vendakkai Poriyal (Okra / Bhindi Stir Fry)

I had been meaning to click and post this simple stir fry recipe since long but most of the times I make this stir fry in a hurry burry so this delay. Stir fries are always healthy and they do make a nice combo with both regular meals and variety rice.
Vendakkai Poriyal  Recipe

Vendakkai Poriyal Recipe - Ingredients
  • Ladies Finger(Vendakkai) - 10 to 12
  • Onion - 1  finely chopped
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Coconut grated -  2 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
To Temper:
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Green Chillies -1 long chopped finely
  • Sesame Oil - 2 tsp

Vendakkai Poriyal Recipe
Method:
1.Wash the okras, dry them well using tissue paper. Then cut the head and tail part and chop them into thin circles as shown below.Set aside.
Vendakkai Poriyal Recipe - Step1
2.Heat oil, add the items under ' to temper' then add onion and fry till slightly browned. Then add okras and saute till it shrinks in volume.
Vendakkai Poriyal Recipe - Step2
3.When it starts shrinking in volume and the stickiness is reduced, sprinkle little water and cook covered for 3mins until it turns soft. Then give a quick stir, add required salt and turmeric powder. Keep stirring.
Vendakkai Poriyal Recipe - Step44.Once the stickiness is fully gone and it turns dry and slightly browned add the coconut. Give a quick stir and switch it off.
Vendakkai Poriyal Recipe - Step3
We had it with rice and sambar.....my favourite combo.

Okra / Bhindi Stir Fry Recipe
My Notes:
  • While getting ladies finger , always check by bending the tail part if it breaks easily then its tender and good to go.
  • I always use nonstick pan for this stir fry as it reduces the oil to be used to avoid the stickiness in the okras.
  • Do not add more water just sprinkle little say 1-2 tsp not more than that - this is just to ensure cooking of okras soft.
  • The trick is to cook the okras without stickiness and without changing the color.
Okra / Bhindi Stir Fry Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J

19 comments:

  1. Sharmi, this is a family fav...superb clicks as usual...

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  2. Today for my lunch but without coconut. I too make them in a hurry and don't get time to click picture.I like the second picture a lot.

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  3. My favorite method of preparing this veggie .. looks yummy.

    Vardhini
    CooksJoy

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  4. Nicely made bhindi poriyal...These poriyals are just perfect with sambar rice.love them.
    I have made beans poriyal today.

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  5. i love bhindi and this is the way i usually make it !! just love this vegi .

    love your step by step clicks

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  6. Yummy looking poriyal,we do the same way....

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  7. Love this veggie so much,nice recipe..

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  8. Vendakkai poriyal is always so simple and delicious. I microwave the okra before sauteeing them and that helps reduce the stickiness.

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  9. I like with rasam rice - delicious okra poriyal!

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  10. Hi Sharmi ,

    I'm Punitha ,
    http://www.southindiafoodrecipes.blogspot.in
    Frankly speaking Sharmi ,
    you are too matured and highly talented person.
    Nice demonstration. I like vendaikai poriyal...

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  11. yummy, try adding some peanuts like we do in tamarind rice. And it is double yum. Great pictures.

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  12. Even prepared this poriyal for our lunch today,my fav with curd rice.

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  13. Not so fond of vendakkya.But the poriyal looks lovely,in other words non-sticky.Great combo with sambhar!

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  14. Hey Sharmi!! This is super fantastic and it turned out really well. Thanks a ton!!

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  15. Hii Sharmi....Happy New Year, I am a great fan of yours. I like cooking, really i am getting inspired from your blog...all the best...

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  16. Hii Sharmi....Happy New Year to u and ur fly!!!...Superb dishes ..and love the way you are presenting...I am a regular follower of your blog..

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