Kanyakumari Style Vendakka Aviyal

An easy side dish that is healthy and delicious to be served with steamed rice! Ingredients:Vendakka/ladies finger/okra – 1/2 kg, cut into medium rounds Grated coconut – 1/2 cup Onion-1, thinly slicedShallots – 5-6, thinly sliced Garlic- 3 pods Green chilies- 2, finely chopped Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp Curry leaves –

Malaysian Style Sardine Curry

An excellent way of enjoying the flavors and richness of an easy one-pot fish curry with okra that is just as tasty and delicious!     Ingredients: Sardines – 5-6 pieces, cleaned Okra/ladies finger – 500 g, slit lengthwise into halves Onion- 1, thinly sliced Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tsp Green chilies- 2, slit lengthwise Tomatoes – 2,

Bhindi Tareko / Nepali Style Okra

A simple, delicious, & fail proof stir fry that pairs well as  an accompaniment to rice or rotis!   Ingredients: Okra/ladies finger- 1/2kg, cleaned & sliced into half-inch rounds Dry red chilies – 2, crushed +1 whole Cumin/jeera seeds – 1/2 tsp Ginger-garlic paste – 1/2 tsp Coriander powder- 1 tsp Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp

Vendakka Mezhukkupuratti / Kerala Style Okra Stir Fry

An easy to make delicious & healthy stir fry recipe!   Ingredients: Vendakka/ ladies finger – 250 g Onion – 1, finely chopped Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp Red chili powder- 1 tsp Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp Curry leaves- A sprig Salt- To taste Oil- As needed Method: Wash the okra and

Iyengar Style Vendakkai Mor Kozhambu / Tamil Brahmin Style Okra Yogurt Curry

A mildly spicy & tasty buttermilk recipe where the crispy okra is cooked in a rich & thick yogurt based sauce in the traditional Tamil Brahmin style!     Ingredients: Okra/ladies finger/bindi – 8-10 Curd/yogurt- 1 cup Green chilies- 1, finely chopped Freshly grated coconut- 1/2 cup Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds –

Vendakkai Sambar / South Indian Style Ladies Finger & Lentils Stew

This simple and flavorful okra + lentil based stew is cooked in tamarind broth. The smooth & silky okra absorbs all the flavors of the spices making it a delicious and healthy side dish!     Ingredients: Okra/ladies fingers – 15, clean & cut into 2″ pieces Shallots/pearl onions- 8-10, thinly sliced Tomatoes – 2, finely chopped

Vendakka Thoran/ Kerala Style Okra (Ladies Finger) Stir Fry With Grated Coconut

Okra is an ideal low-calorie vegetable for weight loss that contains no saturated fat or cholesterol. The fiber of okra has superior qualities in maintaining weight loss and are rich sources of minerals & vitamins. The flavor of coconut makes this simple & healthy dish even more delicious.    Ingredients: Vendakka /Ladies finger/ Okra –

Vendakka Thakkali Curry/ Okra Tomato Curry

Ingredients: Vendakka/Okra- 15- 20 Tomato- 2, chopped finely Shallots/Onion- 10 Garlic- 2-3 Coconut milk-1 1/2 cup Green chilly- 3 Chilly powder- 3/4 tsp Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp Coriander powder- 1 tsp Fenugreek powder-1/3 tsp Vinegar- 1 tsp Curry leaves Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp   Method: Cut okra into small pieces. Heat oil in a pan