Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Vendakkya Pulincurry/ Okra in Tamarind Sauce


During my childhood mom used to serve me three dish with rice, a gravy,curd/yogurt and a stir fry.Now pickle is never counted here as it was a regular stuff on our dinning table and papadams used to be there atleast twice a week...and ya there was no cooking and reheating process at home...Everything was cooked and served warm...Until my marriage I never had to cook a full meal alone...My hus also had a similar life...So cooking atleast 3 times a day was unavoidable...and that too hus has the habit of eating anything other than rice for dinner...Everyday cooking sambar or recipes with ground coconut was too hectic especially when my little one wants me to read a book for him...or build a tower for him...So slowly I started to find recipes with not much work related with it and this is one such preparation...This is also apt for the dull and rainy days when the beam of sunlight is fighting with clouds to just have a peep outside and when you don't want to toil in the kitchen...





Vendakkya/okra/ladys finger- 6 to 8 no(Cut head and tail and then chop to half)
Tomato-1 no(Chopped)
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Red Chili powder- 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Tamarind pulp- 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves- 1 sprig
Dry Red chili-1 no
Pearl onions-3 nos(chopped to small bits)
Mustard-1 tsp
Coconut oil-1 tsp

Method of preparation:
1. Heat a wok and add okra and tomato to it along with water,turmeric and chili powder.Cook till okra is tender.
2. Then add the salt, tamarind pulp,and cook it on medium flame for 5 minutes.Check for salt, add as needed. Turn off the heat.
3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard and chili. Add the onion along with curry leaves. Fry till the onion turns golden brown.
4.  Pour this seasoning over the gravy.Give a good stir and serve with steamed rice.




Notes:
1. This curry is more to watery side, so use water as much as u need.Addition of too much water and then the cooking to reduce it will result in mushy okra.




35 comments:

  1. lip smacking!!! am drooling here...

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  2. Love this one...we usually have it as a side with paruppu curry kind of dish....I've been wanting to post this for a long time too...
    Nice pics

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  3. we also grew up on homemade meals consisting of 4-5 dishes everyday but now when I have to manage things it seems so difficult. the gravy looks perfect and love the tongue ticklin aroma.
    happy vijaya dashami to you Reshmi.

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  4. Hi Reshmi! Thanks for this recipe. I've always liked to try cooking with okra, and this is just perfect. I love it in a curry with lots of turmeric. I'm sure my family will enjoy this treat! :)

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  5. Reshmi,I am an okra fan too..Nice recipe to try..Loved the presentation as usual.

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  6. Perfect to go with rice. I make this but add a bit of coconut as well. This looks yummy and love the clicks.

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  7. This looks so good, love anything in tamarind sauce!

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  8. Like a Vatralkuzhambu or a PUlusu. Whatever you may call it. Love the tangy tamarind sauce. Perfect with either curd rice or hot rice with what the Telugu's refer to as 'Mudda Pappu' Yum!

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  9. Love this tangy recipe....
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  10. I love okra...I also make okra curry but with some variations...yours looks yum :) would love it with some hot kerala matta rice :))

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  11. love the combination of spices in it
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  12. Yum Yum... Finger licking...

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  13. Simple n tasty gravy, gr8 clicks!!! occasionally I make this type of gravy!!

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  14. good one ... would like to try

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  15. never tasted before but looks tempting.

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  16. Tangy & lip smacking gravy!!
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  17. I love vendaika vathal kozhambu, it looks appetizing.

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  18. We eat okra in Greece but you have so many beautiful and different ways of cooking it, like this one!

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  19. Amazing pulincurry...luv this with rasam sadam

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  20. Nice curry, I too do this often.

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  21. Tangy gravies definitely keeps me happy,dunno why.. Yummy pulincurry.

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  22. Oh yummy.. My favorite one.. The only variation is I add a little of sambar powder to it

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  23. Yummy pulinkari,perfect with rice,love the presentation and the clicks.

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  24. Thats new to me.. Should definitely give a try soon..

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  25. Never tried Okra curry, looks really soothing :)!

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  26. Delicious Okra curry, new dish for me

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  27. It is really a tedious work to cook three meals a day at times...love this curry...looks yum...

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  28. Love okra and the curry sounds delicious.

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  29. Sounds like an amazing combination and is surely a must try

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