Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Spicy Okra Fry | Spicy Lady's Finger Fry | Vendakkai Vadhakkal

Spicy Okra Fry is an instant spicy side-dish that I make very often for Sambar Rice or Curd Rice and its my husband's favorite. It is very easy to make and can be made in minutes. Instead of the regular Okra stir fry/Vendakkai porriyal (click here for recipe) try this for a change. Lady's finger contains dietary fiber and is rich in Vitamins like, A,C,K and Minerals. It is good for digestion and can relieve constipation and other digestive irregularities, helps in weight loss, good for pregnant women during the first few weeks since it helps to avoid neural defects in the fetus. God has provided us with natural medicines and we should thank him for all these creations. Coming to the recipe, it is so hot and goes well with Sambar rice, Rice and Lentil gravy, Curd rice, Rasam rice. 


INGREDIENTS
(Serves Side-dish for 2 plates)
  1. Ladys Finger/Okra/Vendakkai - 10 
  2. Urad dal / Black gram (Skinned whole gram) - 1/2 spoon (optional)
  3. Red chilli powder - 2 spoons
  4. Turmeric powder - A pinch 
  5. Salt - As per taste 
  6. Oil - 5 spoons 

PREPARATION METHOD
  • Wash the okras well and wipe off the water content with a clean cloth. Otherwise the recipe will become sticky. 
  • Chop it into 1 inch long pieces and set aside.
  • Place a pan on flame and add oil after it heats up, add urad dal and saute till it turns slightly brownish.
  • Then add the okra and saute well for a minute.
  • Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and stir well. Add a spoon of oil if it seems dry. 
  • Stir frequently to avoid the okra getting burnt.
  • Close the pan with lid and cook on a low flame for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from flame when the okra seems cooked.
  • Serve!!

TIP 1: Urad dal is purely optional. I add it because my husband loves the crunchy urad dal. 

TIP 2: Add more oil for better texture. Since it is a dry recipe the more oil you add the better the outcome will be, but do not add oil exceedingly.


Enjoy this hot side dish with rice and sambar, lentil stew, or rasam!!

51 comments:

  1. my fav fry for curd rice.. i do prepare in the same way.. i add curry leaves and mustard seeds as well.. great pics.. :)

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    1. Thank you Poorni :) It tastes great with curd rice isn't it :)

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  2. Great recipe, thangai! You always amaze me with your creativity :)

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  3. Very yummy.....tasty with chappathi

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    1. Thank you Roshu :) I haven't tried with chapati..may be I should :)

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  4. Beautiful close up shot.... Falling in love with it

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    1. Hey thanks Akila :) That's a great appreciation :)

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  5. V yummy n tasty,,well combo for curd rice i think!...
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    1. Hi Subhie, it goes well with curd rice try some day.. thanks for dropping by and for the lovely comment..Do drop in again :)

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  6. Mouth watering presentation Divya...

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    1. Thank you so much :) Do drop in again :)

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  7. Simple and delicious stir fry..lovely click:)

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    1. Thank you so much.... simple yet delicious try some day :)

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  8. Simple curry but very nicely done..

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  9. close up shot looks nice. Recipe sounds delicious

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  10. Omg, irresistible okra fry,delicious and tempting..

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  11. Yummy,love it with rice and rasam

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    1. Thank you so much :)Yeah Suja it tastes great with rasam rice and curd rice too :)

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  12. yummy....the okra fry looks real spicy n delicious...loved it !!!!

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  13. Yummy yum okra fry ,tempting clicks!!

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  14. They look amazing!!! I want to make this RIGHT NOW.

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel :) Do drop in again :)

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  15. My favorite veggie :) You have clicked it soooo well. Awesomely tempting

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    1. My favorite too Shweta :) Thank you so much!!

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  16. looking spicy and very tempting :)

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    1. Thank you so much!! Its so hot Kavita try sometime :)

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  17. Yummy.. Feel like having it right now with curd rice!

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  18. mouthwatering fry...okra looks so spicy n tempting...loved it!
    Spicy Treats

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    1. Hi Sangeetha!! Thank you so much :)

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  19. It looks great divya...I loved ur clicks
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  20. Looks so good!
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  21. looks so yummy....clicked very nicely....
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  22. yummy Okra recipe dear..http://megdeliciousadventures.blogspot.in/...and love the new look

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  23. This looks interesting. I have never tried anything like this, but I am intrigued.

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    1. Hey Thank you Cathleen :) Try it sometime am sure you'll like it!!

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  24. Tempting Dish and perfect captured Divya.

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