ody Vendakkai poriyal / Lady's finger curry

Vendakkai poriyal / Lady's finger curry

                        This is one of my favorite poriyal which my mom prepares in home. I think ,it is my mom's unique recipe because i haven't tasted this anywhere else except my mom's kitchen. Whenever she prepare it,she will prepare more specially for me.I like to have it mixing with hot rice and also with variety rice. It goes well with chapathi too. After marriage i used to prepare this dish only rarely because my son and my husband like fry one. Recently i prepared this  and enjoyed having it with rice and rasam rice. Heaven..... Those who like tangy food,this is right dish for them.


Vendakkai / lady's finger - 10 no.
Onion - 1 medium size.
Tomato - 1 big.
Tamarind - small gooseberry size.
Shredded coconut - 3 tbsp
Homemade chilli powder - 2 tbsp.
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
Salt - as per taste.

Lady's finger curry

* Chop onion and tomato into very fine pieces.
* Chop vendakkai into thin circular slices.
* Soak tamarind in 1/4 cup water.

                           In a thick bottom pan,add 3 tbsp oil. Once it is warm,add chopped vendakkai. Fry it in slow flame,till it turns crispy. Once it is crispy,add chopped onion. Fry for about 2 minutes. Now add chopped tomato,homemade chilli powder,tumeric powder and salt.Fry till tomato is mushy and cooked. Now add tamarind water and cook for about 5 more minutes. Once the  tamarind water is absorbed,add shredded coconut and fry for 3 more minutes.Once everything is mixed up ,switched off the flame.Serve with hot rice topped with ghee or coconut oil ,or we can serve it as a side dish for variety rice or chapathi. The taste will be tangy spicy one.

* We can avoid adding coconut,if someone prefer not too.
* Adding chopped small onion gives a extra taste to this dish.


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