Pachadi / Kichadi is an essential side dish at any Kerala Sadya (Grand feast), whether it is a wedding or a religious holiday or a birthday. Pachadi and Kichadi is a side dish made from different vegetables like ginger, cucumber, pineapple, lady’s finger, bitter gourd or ginger. Difference between these two are…for pachadi we add the yogurt coconut mixture to it and whereas for Kichadi only yogurt used. For Kerala Sadyas (Grand feast) Pachadi /Kichadi is prepared the day before.
4. When it cools down, add yogurt and mix well.
Vendakka – Okra Pachadi Recipe – Kerala Sadya Recipes
Ingredients for Vendakka – Okra Pachadi :
Grated Coconut : 1 cup
Cumin Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Green Chilly : 4-6 nos
Mustard seeds : 1/4 tsp
Yogurt /Curd : 1 cup (beaten)
Oil : 2 tbsp or as needed for frying okra
Salt as needed
For Tempering :
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Dry red chilly : 2 nos
Coconut Oil : 1 tsp
Curry leaves : few
How to make Vendakka Pachadi | Okra /Lady’s Finger Pachadi :
2. Either cook it in the traditional method by frying the okra or pop it in the oven for baked okra version. Just follow the above kichadi recipe steps for frying or baking okra.
4. Heat the oil and splutter mustards, dry chillies and curry leaves. Reduce flame to low and add the yogurt-coconut mixture. Mix well to combine and adjust salt.
5. Add the fried or baked vendakka/okra. remove from fire.