Vendakka Puli Recipe- Palakkad Style | Okra-Ladies Finger Tamarind Curry Recipe

 Just discovering this recipe today, well… all the better!:)


If you’ve been around here for a while you know that I love all kinds of tasty curries. And, if you are like me, The good news is this  tangy vendaka puli/ okra curry are simple to make and very delicious. 

It’s been one of my favorite curry from my mom’s cooking repository. I love it when she prepares it, she is a awesome cook.Of course she taught me how to cook,but mine was never as good as hers.I miss most about my Mom is her cooking :( I shared this recipe with a couple of my friends and they all tried and  happy about the outcome. I hope you will have the same experience and be happy with this my mom's /amma's recipe...Enjoy!


Vendakka Puli Recipe- Palakkad Style | Okra-Ladies Finger Tamarind Curry Recipe
Preparation Time : 15 minute
Cooking  Time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4

Ingredients :
Okra /Vendakka : 15-20 nos
Onion : 1 (medium ) or 1 cup (finely, chopped)
Tomato : 1 (medium) or 1 cup (finely, chopped)
Tamarind pulp/Vaalan puli  : a lemon sized ball or 1tsp tamarind paste 
Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
Hot water : 1 cup + 1/2 cup for soaking tamarind
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

For Grinding:
Grated coconut : 1/2 cup
Onion : 3 tbsp pieces (optional)
Coriander Powder :1 tbsp
Dry Red Chillies : 5 nos

For Seasoning:
Oil : 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds : 1 tsp
Shallots/Small onions : 3-4 (finely, chopped)
Garlic : 2 cloves (finely, chopped)
Fenugreek seeds : 1 tsp
Curry leaves : few


How to cook Vendakka Puli - Palakkad Style | Okra-Ladies Finger Tamarind Curry  :

1. Chop the ladies finger/okra/vendakka diagonally and keep it aside.
2. Soak tamarind pulp in hot water. Squeeze out the extract or dilute the tamarind paste in 1/2 cup hot water and keep aside.
3. Grind coconut, onion pieces, coriander powder and red chillies to a fine paste.
4. Heat little oil in the pan and add the chopped okra /ladies finger /vendakka pieces into the hot oil; fry for 5 mins or until the stickiness disappears.
5. Add the chopped onion and tomatoes and saute until they turns to translucent.
6. Pour the tamarind extract and 1 cup of hot water and turmeric powder in the pan and let it cook until the vegetable is cooked.
7. Add the ground coconut mixture, salt and let it boil for 5 more mins.
8. Heat oil in another small frying pan; splutter mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.
9. Fry the onion & garlic pieces till golden brown and saute curry leaves.
10. Pour this seasoned mixture into the okra curry. Serve with hot steamed rice and Enjoy!

Notes : 
  • Adjust the curry consistency to your needs by adding or reducing water.



Related Posts: 
Microwave Okra Masala /Bhindi Masala /Vendakka Masala
Vendakka Mezhukkupuratti /Upperi /Okra /Ladies Finger Stir Fry



Until next time, Bon Appetit,
Sangeetha

57 comments:

  1. Hey Dea..!!
    Hope you had wonderful holidays...
    Adipoli vendakka curry...I ahve never tasted this with tamarind..We make with tomato..
    Sounds great...lemme try this...yummy yummm

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  2. Nice curry.. this sounds lighter than adding coconut or cream

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  3. wow...........sangeetha yummy spicy and tangy curry dear.......

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  4. The curry looks spicy and delicious, I would love to have this right now :)

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  5. Nice okra recipe..Never tried with tamarind..looks tempting and tangy..will try next time...:)

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  6. Nice recipe Sangee...something new to me..Looks very spicy and yumm :-)

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  7. Lovely curry ...Very very tempting..Got to try this kerela style curry

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  8. Love Okra yours look super delicious.

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  9. oh what a wonderful curry!

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  10. Ohhhh, I adore okra - I'm soooo excited about your beautiful recipe!! I'm also just learning how to use tamarind, so I'm especially eager to fix this - thank you so much!

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  11. nice recipe...this will be good with rice...

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  12. Our families favorite dish is okra....love it in any form.

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  13. I have never tried this kind with okra. Nice recipe.

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  14. wow...this sounds yummy......

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  15. Nice recipe with okra,perfect with Hot steamed rice...looks yummy

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  16. Wow yummy ans spicy curry.. Mouthwatering..

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  17. mouthwatering and yummy spicy curry

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  18. Oh my god!...i can give anything for this...my favorite!!!!...yummy..Aa curryde munbil nyan undayirindhengil muzhuvanum kaali aakiyenne!!

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  19. I too make this vendakka puli but a slighly different version when grinding. Would certainly give this a try. Looks and sounds tasty and tempting :):)

    Chitchat

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  20. spicy and creamy . My hubby's favourite

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  21. Dear Sangeetha
    Awesome..and okra is my favorite in all form. Will make it soon. The best thing is every body here is taking great interest in southern food.
    Yesterday I made again the chettinad pepper chicken !! And that was the only dish run short..thank God it was an informal gathering of close ones.
    Happy New year to you and family

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  22. That's a yummy Bhindi preparation.... Very yum... by looks & by taste too because all the ingredients suggest that.....

    Happy Celebrations!!!!

    Wishing You & your family a very happy year ahead....

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  23. Yum! Your curry looks amazingly delicious! I love tamarind in curry. Mmmm, Mmmm, your curry makes me hungry in the middle of the night!

    p.s. I'm so excited to see what you will come up with the "Easy Veggie Dish", can't wait!

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  25. kanditu vishakunuuu :)

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  26. yummy curry..please do check this link http://easy2cookrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmas-party-09-at-easy2cookrecipes.html

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  27. Tangy and yummy curry.

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  28. Nice recipe Sangeetha...Theeyalinum sambarinum idayil varum alley...kollam,will try....

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  29. Thanks All for your wonderful comments..i just love reading all your encouraging comments..I really appreciate it:)

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  30. beautiful pic and tempting curry..i too make something similar but use coconut milk..how was ur christmas??

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  31. Looks yummm.....love to have it with hot rice.

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  32. Puli Kuzhambhu looks yummy. This will go very well with papad and rice.

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  33. Wow! Slurp!
    Nice tasty masala and my fav curry!

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  34. Thank u all for ur sweet comments..:)Do try this..its taste yummy with rice.

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  35. Curry looks tempting & perfect for rice

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  36. Valare nalla curry... this is new to me. sounds so tasty!

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  37. I love tangy curries too..but hubby dear doesn't like khatta things .. so I don't make it often..

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  38. Yum tangy curry with okra.

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  39. Yummy tangy curry. Never tried with tamarind

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  40. I haven't seen vendakka this way Sangeetha..Looks terrific.Have to try this.Thanks for sharing.

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  41. I love anything okra. The clicks make it so appetizing. I would love to have taken a bowl from you.

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  42. very delicious looking dish. I love okra in any form.. just love this

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  43. superb curry......your blog name is apt for ur recipes....sherikkum kothiyaavunnu

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  44. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments,do try this and let me know.

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  45. Anonymous3:28 PM

    made this yterday, it was so tasty.. hubby liked this veg for the fist time .. i have tried many recipes from here... nothing goes wrong everytime.. thanks a lottt

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  46. Anonymous, Your feedback made my day :-) that was so nice of you to leave such a generous feedback...I'm so very glad to know you have tried out many recipes and it all came out well for you.Your words for me on this humble blog is best compliment one can get!thx for being encouraging and supportive :)

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  47. Sangee dear ithu njan ippol try cheythe ullu....adipoli ktto:)

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  48. Hi Ganga,

    :-) I'm glad you like it. Thx for trying and letting me know that.

    Cheers!
    Sangeetha

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  49. Anonymous11:05 PM

    If you wanna turn it non-veg curry, just break two eggs in the end and boil it in loose break form for few minutes. It would be lovely combination. Instead of grinding, I use dry ground powders mixed together red chilli powder, turmeric , aniseed, fenugreek, little amount cumin, pepper, sambar powder and you can add few fenugreek, aniseed also in oil for frying before adding onion, tomato

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    1. Sounds good! The variations of a simple curry never ceases to amaze us...Thanks for taking time to write the interesting variation to this recipe.

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  50. Anonymous6:07 PM

    Very nice recipe.I was looking for okra curry for very long time.

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  51. hi sangeetha,
    nice recipe ,i prepared it today.very yummy

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    1. Hi Lavanya, I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed these and that they turned out so well for you! Thanks for returning to leave a comment!

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  52. Hi,
    I just tried this and it was so tasty..Thanks a lot

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    1. You're welcome Jesna,I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed these and that they turned out so well for you! Thanks for returning to leave a comment! Please do try out other recipes too, hope you will like it.

      All the best!
      Sangeetha

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