Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Okra Curry/Varuthu Aracha Vendakka Poriyal

One of my family favourite veggies are okras, its might sounds somewat particular coz  most of the kids wont love this sticky veggies, even my younger son love this okras as any form and he loves it...For our today's lunch i prepared this delicious okra curry with a special spice powder instead of using sambhar powder as i dont want to make the usual okra curry, ofcourse i prepared myself an interesting spice powder using coriander seeds, peppercorns,fennel seeds, poppyseeds,dry red chillies,channadal and dessicated coconut..This curry tastes super delicious when served along with hot piping rasam or with curd rice.We enjoyed this delicious vendakka poriyal for our lunch with curd rice,both together turned out our lunch simply awesome..Sending this delicious curry to CWS-Coriander Seeds guest hosted by Aruna,event by me..

Okra curry

1/2kg Okra (chopped as small pieces)
1no Onion(big & chopped finely)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Mustard seeds+urad dal
Few curry leaves
Oil
Salt

To Dry roast & Grind:
1tbsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Peppercorns
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Fennel seeds
1tsp Poppyseeds
1tbsp Channadal
2tbsp Dessicated coconut
3nos Dry red chillies

Grind as spice powder by dry roasting all the ingredients given in the list and keep aside..Heat enough oil,lets splutters the mustard seeds & urad dal, add immediately the chopped onions,slit opened green chillies,saltand saute until the onions turns transculent,meanwhile heat few drops of oil, fry the chopped okra bites for few minutes until they get half cooked..add the grounded spice powder and partially cooked okras to the cooking veggies,cook in simmer until the okra pieces gets well coated with the spices and cooked well..

Enjoy hot with curd rice or rasam rice..

55 comments:

  1. This sounds like a wonderful combination of flavors! Curry, coconut, chillies, fennel...so many great ingredients :-)

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  2. Thats a very delicious side for curd rice....I never tried okra with varataracha coconut as side dish...

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  3. Never added these spice powders with okra! Fry looks delicious! :P

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  4. Nice way to make okra more interesting and delicious! Like that powder too.

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  5. Lovely recipe.. Like all the spice combination.
    Bhalo Khabo

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  6. My husband likes okra a lot. I should try your version. I have few awards for you. Please come and collect it from my blog.

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  7. That is such an interesting way to make okra, looks delicious !

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  8. Love the poriyal, different and delicious !

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  9. That sounds really yum Priya!!!!

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  10. Truly drool worthy..yummy yum..looks so tempting...
    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  11. Flavorful and yummy recipe,love okra..will surely try this.

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  12. Thts such a lovely recipe Priya, Yum!

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  13. yummy.. looks delicious.. love it with curd rice.. haven't tried to make vendakai with ground spices and flavor... will try to make this...

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  14. Awesome combination of spices. Delicious !!

    Cheers,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  15. I can smell the flavour here.romba nalla irukku pa.

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  17. that looks yum!..I can't have enough Bendi....can eat a lot!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  18. the combination of dry masalas make okra more flavoured and delicios

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  19. the combination of dry masalas make okra more flavoured and delicios

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  20. Love the ground masala which goes with the curry!

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  21. yum - this one looks really flavourful priya !

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  22. You mad me really hungry now, I want some right now for my lunch :))- great recipe..

    US Masala

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  23. Look delicious, love the okra fries. spice combo is unique

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  24. Wow..that looks super super tempting..nice recipe..

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  25. Okra curry with all those flavors would have tasted great. I'm starting to lose interest in this veggie due to usual style poriyal. Will try this soon.

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  26. Delicious okra. Yummy recipe. Thanx.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
    http;//indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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  27. Nice twist to vendakai.. will definitely try !

    Jabeen
    http://comeletseat.blogspot.com

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  28. Seems to be a very different recipe for me.. Will surely try this..

    valar
    http://valarskitchen-basics.blogspot.com/

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  29. Okra Curry looks to be delicious and healthy. Great preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  30. My daughter loves Okra. She likes them as a side dish like poriyal but not in Sambar. Sounds delicious.

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  31. This sounds like a delicious way to cook okra, its my fav veggie too...

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  32. Wow,Okra is one of our favorite vegetable.This recipe looks so tempting...delicious recipe.

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  33. Great poriyal...Seems flavorful and looks yummy.

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  34. Niced varutharaicha curry. Looks awesome

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  35. grinding part sounds interesting dear...
    curry looks delicious dear...
    Thx. for sending the recipe dear :)

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  36. Absolutely delicious curry and fabulous clicks.

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  37. Bhindi is my fav veggie..loved d way u made it..

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  38. My daughter likes okra too..and this recipe sounds so good.

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  39. this is a completely new way of making okra...anything varutharacha is a big hit

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  40. Tempting curry priya!!! We too love Okra!!! always made it as fry,never this way!!!1 Must give it a try!!!!

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  41. Mine favorite too..looks tempting and delicious..

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  42. Love okra poriyal. Will try this for sure. Perfect side Priya

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  43. Love the simple and yummy okra stir fry!!

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  44. Okra is our family favorite too! :)
    I will try your spice powder next time when I cook okra.

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