02 May, 2011

Ventakai Kulambu /Okra Curry

Coconut based tamarind curry will go well with white rice,idli -dosai and chapathi..


  1. Okra/Vendakkai- 10
  2. Shallots-10(R)Big onion-1/2 medium chopped
  3. Tomato-1 medium(chopped)
  4. Tamarind juice-1/2 cup
Roast & Grind:

  1. Channa dal-1 teaspoon
  2. Urad dal-1/2 teaspoon
  3. Jeera-1 teaspoon
  4. Coriander seeds-2 teaspoon
  5. Red chilly -2 
  6. Curry Masala powder-2 teaspoon
  7. Coconut-2 tablespoon
Grind the ingredients one-by-one in half teaspoon of oil.Let't cool and grind with 1/4 cup of water.

For Seasoning:
  1. Mustard seeds- 1 teaspoon
  2. Curry leaves- few
  3. Hing-pinch
                  1.Wash & cut the edges of Okra.Then cut in to half inch  pieces.Heat half teaspoon of oil in pan,roast all Okra and keep aside.
                  2.Heat oil in pan,splutter Mustard seeds.Put curry leaves and hing.
                 3.Add shallots and fry till transfer the color.
                4.Now add chopped tomatos and fry till get mushy.
                5.Then add the cooked (Fried) okra in to it.give a mix,till all masla coated.
               6. Pour grounded masala, add 1/2 cup of water.
                               7.Add tamarind juice and bring to boil in medium flame.Add turmeric powder and salt.

                8.Cook it for 5 more mins till all raw smell goes.
                 9.It'll lose oil in edges it means it's done.switch of the flame.
                10.Ready to have with white rice....


  1. Tangy curry...so comfort with white rice n Pappad...nice recipe :)

  2. Yummy curry.. The grinding bit adds more flavour to the dish..:)

  3. Prabha, same pinch...I had the same dish for lunch today...love this okra kuzhambu so much, delish.

  4. Thanks all for lovely comments... :)

    @Malar..wat a coincident! :)

  5. Tangy and so comfort food ... love this with appalam..

  6. Wow.. What a delicious Vendakkai Gravy.. I tried and it came very good.. Thank you so much Prabha :)


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