Sunday 9 March 2014

Vendakkai Pachadi/Okra Pachadi/Ladys Finger Pachadi

Pachadi is yet another common side dish prepared in South India. Now that summer is to start, serving different types of pachadi is the right way to beat the heat. I am just crazy about vendakkais/okra, I love them to the core. When the okra is cooked and mixed with yogurt, they just taste divine. Do try it friends, you will love it. Check out other different types of raitas/pachadis here.

Here’s how to make Vendakkai/Okra Pachadi with step by step photos…


½ kg
1 cup
Red chilli powder/Sambar powder
1 tsp [adjust to taste]
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
As needed

For Tempering

2 tsp
Mustard seeds/Kadugu
½ tsp
Cumin seeds/Jeeragam
½ tsp
Urad dal
½ tsp
Dry red chillies
Curry leaves

Preparation time: 10 minutes      
Cooking time: 20 mintues
Serves: 4-6


Wash and pat dry the vendakkai/okra. Cut the head and tail of the okras, then cut them thin round slices.

Heat oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, add the cumin seeds, urad dal, dry red chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida  and saute for about a minute.

Now add the okra/vendakkai, salt and fry for about 6-8 minutes or until cooked and not sticky.

Add the red chilli powder, turmeric powder and mix thoroughly. Fry for another 3-5 minutes until all the raw smell vanishes and then switch off the stove.

Transfer the okra to a bowl and let it cool. Now add the yogurt/curd and mix well.

Delicious, healthy and cooling vendakkai pachadi is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it along with steamed rice, vatha kuzhambu, and karunai kizhangu fry.

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  1. looks very for summers...will try this...

  2. wow such an delicious and yummy vendaikkai pachadi :) looks very yummy priya !! l

  3. tasty and yummy.......Interesting recipe dear!

  4. tempting creamy pachadi.. Love it.

  5. Delicious and my favorite too

  6. had alwasy wanted to try this..but keep forgetting., thanks a bunch for reminding. keep in touch, dear:)

  7. Really it look so tasty....flavorful pachadi....

  8. a good summer dish. anytime in fr bhindi dishes...

  9. thats a delicious pachadi.. i make okra pachadi with puli.. heard of this recipe.. will try this sometime.. :)

  10. my mum always makes dry lady finge , i need to trythis version of lady finger too .. best part is that its super healthy
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  11. okra in! this is new to me:) bt looks yum:)

  12. Tempting and delicious pachadi...yummy :)

  13. Another dish which is getting me excited. Those flavors?? I'm wish I can plunge in right now.

  14. Okra in pachadi.....great idea.....looks so delicious :)

  15. I love this pachadi, looks delicious..

  16. Looks so creamy and delicious..

  17. Pachadi looks lovely...wish I could have couple of tbsp of that with rice today for lunch

  18. yummyyy :) what a creamy texture :)


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