Friday, 26 April 2013

Okra/Vendakkai Garlic Pepper Fry

This vendakkai fry is entirely different from the one in my previous Vendakkai Curry. This is garlic and pepper okra fry which is chef Dhamus recipe which I have been doing for years. It has all the benefits of garlic and pepper bundled together with okra. For me this okra fry is a  perfect replacement for the Pepper Chicken on vegetarian days.

Here’s how to make it with step by step photos…


750 gm
One big pod
1 finely chopped
Green chillies
5-6 finely chopped
Black pepper powder
1 ½ tsp
As needed
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
1 tbsp
Curry leaves
Mustard seeds
½ tsp
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Urad dhal
½ tsp


Wash and pat dry the vendakkai well, there should be no water. Cut them to thin slices.
Peel the garlic and chop them finely and keep it aside. Use one big pod full of garlic or atleast 15 – 20 garlic cloves.

In a kadai heat oil, add mustard seeds after it splutters, add cumin seeds, urad dhal, curry leaves and sauté until the dhal color changes to golden brown.

Add the onions, green chillies, garlic and sauté until it changes to golden brown color.
Now add the okra, salt, turmeric powder and give a good toss, cover it and cook for 5 min. 

The steam will cook the okra. Open the lid and fry the okra until the oil separates out. Now add the black pepper powder and toss it well. Adjust the pepper powder according to your taste and switch off the stove.

Delicious garlic & pepper okra fry is ready. It is a perfect match for any type of rice and also you can roll it roti and pack it for lunch.

Thank you very much for visiting my blog, please come back again for super delicious vegetable side dishes.
Until then I am signing off…


  1. Okra is all time fav ! This one looks yummy

  2. Healthy and beautiful flavourful okra fry.

  3. i love okra with onions. yummy dish.

  4. The extra twist and ingredients has worked out well. Another dish which is hard to resist and of course, I need my rice for it.

  5. Very healthy poriyal, Priya. Loved okras in any form, this is good.

  6. Okra fry looks perfect to go with a bowl of curd rice.

  7. this is a perfect replacement of pepper chicken ...well said, I agree with you

  8. its of one my fav vegetable..combination of garlic and pepper is awesome:)

  9. my all time favorite...looks yummy..

  10. Very yummy side-dish dear... am ur new follower :)

  11. Thank you all for the delightful comments...

  12. Will love it for rice... Simple stir fry

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