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:

Eva said... Reply To This Comment

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

Reshmi Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mahi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Viki's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

SravsCulinaryConcepts said... Reply To This Comment

so delicious okra curry !!

Anu Santanu said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely recipe.. Like all the spice combination.
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Krithi's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Love the flavor... Awesome okra fry...

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kittymatti said... Reply To This Comment

okra looks so yummy!!!

Sneha Benny said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sathya Sankar said... Reply To This Comment

Love the poriyal, different and delicious !

Now Serving said... Reply To This Comment

That sounds really yum Priya!!!!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said... Reply To This Comment

Truly drool worthy..yummy yum..looks so tempting...
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Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

This looks delicious.

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Thts such a lovely recipe Priya, Yum!

Amritha Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Satrupa said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome combination of spices. Delicious !!

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savitha ramesh said... Reply To This Comment

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

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Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

that looks yum!..I can't have enough Bendi....can eat a lot!
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Santosh Bangar said... Reply To This Comment

the combination of dry masalas make okra more flavoured and delicios

Santosh Bangar said... Reply To This Comment

the combination of dry masalas make okra more flavoured and delicios

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Love the ground masala which goes with the curry!

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

yum - this one looks really flavourful priya !

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

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

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Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

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

divya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

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.

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

good recipe..looks yumm..

Harini said... Reply To This Comment

good blend of spices!

women-wisdom.com said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious okra. Yummy recipe. Thanx.

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Mehjabeen Arif said... Reply To This Comment

Nice twist to vendakai.. will definitely try !

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Valar Siva said... Reply To This Comment

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

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Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Deepa
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Cilantro said... Reply To This Comment

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

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rani acharyulu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Great poriyal...Seems flavorful and looks yummy.

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Niced varutharaicha curry. Looks awesome

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Pushpa said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely delicious curry and fabulous clicks.

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Chandrani Banerjee said... Reply To This Comment

Okra curry looks delicious.

Raji said... Reply To This Comment

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

Hari Chandana said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy !!
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An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

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

PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suman Singh said... Reply To This Comment

Mine favorite too..looks tempting and delicious..

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

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

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

very flavouful and yummy one

swapna said... Reply To This Comment

Love the simple and yummy okra stir fry!!

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priyanka Agrawal said... Reply To This Comment

i liv okra.

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious.