Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Vendaikkai (Okra) Podi Curry/Bhindi Curry With Spiced Dal Powder

Few posts back, i have told that during my stay in India i tried many delicious dishes with fresh vegetables which were easily available in every farmer's market. During my stay, i prepared couple of easy and healthy dishes to share with you all, with those fresh vegetable. You cant just resist to make simple but yet comforting dishes. I usually get okras/Bhindis/Vendaikkais everytime i go to Indian groceries in Paris, though they are not cheaper when compared to India. This vegetable is one of our family favourite and my kids just love it. When i saw 1kg of Bhindi costs 10Rs in India, i couldnt resist to grab a kiloeventhough i was alone and back home i tried many interesting dishes out of it. One among those dishes is this podi curry, a prefect side dish for rasam or curd rice. The spiced dal mixture used in this curry makes this curry more flavourful and definitely a interesting  curry to try.

Ladiesfinger podi curry, Vendaikkai Podi curry

I will be posting different dry vegetable curries for this blogging marathon as i picked Dry vegetable sautes as this week's theme.As this curry sounds very much prefect for the theme this podi curry goes for this week's theme. Coming to this delicious okra curry, this dish takes very less time to get ready if the vegetables are very fresh and tender, sauting them in oil before adding the spiced dal powder makes the okras gets cooked prefectly. Once the dal mix added to your curry, you just need to toss them for few seconds and your curry is ready to serve. Do try this curry and enjoy the goodness of this protein rich dish.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#58.

Okra podi curry, bhindi curry, Vendaikkai Podi curry

1/2kg Bhindi/Okra/Vendaikkai
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
Few curry leaves
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
Curry leaves

Spiced Dal powder:
1tbsp Channadal
1tbsp Toordal
1tbsp Coriander seeds
3nos Dry red chillies
1/4tsp Asafeotida powder
3tbsp Grated Coconut

Dry roast all the ingredients given under the list 'Spice dal powder' one by one until a nice aroma comes from.

Let them cool completely and grind as bit coarse powder, keep aside.

Heat enough oil, let crack the mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves. Add immediately the slit opened green chillies, saute for few minutes.

Now add the chopped bhindis, salt and cook in medium flame until the stickness disappears.

Finally add the spiced dal powder as per need and toss everything in medium flame for few seconds.

Once the bhindis gets well coated with the spiced dal powder put off the stove.

Serve as side dish.


Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Wow a spice powder for bhindi? Bookmarked, Priya.

rajani said... Reply To This Comment

Okra prepared in any manner is a favorite at home.

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Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

wow looks so delish priya..I love okra!..and what a way to enjoy it..

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

I am forever needing new ways to make okra...your spice powder looks amazing! bookmarking it

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

Love the color and I can see the crunchiness. yummy

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Okra with spiced dal sounds fabulous.Lovely.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

The curry looks so vibrant. We too make this podi but never paired it with okra. Thanks for the idea.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Love this simple and delicious okra curry. Yummy!!