Vendakkai Mandi

Vendakkai Mandi

Spicy tangy okra cooked in Chettinad style

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Vendakkai / Ladysfinger / Okra
  • 5 Dry red Chillies
  • Curry Leaves, few
  • 1 1/2 Jeera / cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Urad dal
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fenugreek seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 pinch Hing / asafoetida
  • 1 Tamarind, lemon sized piece soaked in water
  • 1 Tomato, diced
  • 8 Garlic,long chopped
  • 1 cup small Onion
  • 5 Green Chillies,long slit

Instructions

  1. Make seasoning by frying in oil - mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, urad dal, jeera, curry leaves, dry red chilles and green chillies.
  2. To this add onion and ladysfinger. Stir fry. Add tomota and cook till lady\'s finger is half done.
  3. Add tamarind pulp and water (known as mandi). Continue cooking for 10 min.
  4. Serve vendakkai mandi along with steamed hot rice.

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