Vendakkai Podi Kari | How to make Vendakkai Podi Kari

By Divya   |  3rd Apr 2018  |  
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About Vendakkai Podi Kari Recipe

Vendakkai podi kari is a yummy way to eat vendakkai ( ladies finger). It is cooked with a specially made podi (masala powder) and stir fried .It is a traditional south indian recipe especially famous in certain communities in tamil nadu.The podi varies from region to region ,the recipe given below is followed in my family.

Vendakkai Podi Kari

Ingredients to make Vendakkai Podi Kari

  • Ladies finger(VENDAKKAI)-1/2 kg chopped to 1 inch piece  
  • turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
  • tamarind extract-1-2 teaspoon
  • jaggery -1/2 teaspoon
  • mustard seeds-1/2 teaspoon
  • curry leaves few
  • salt to taste
  • oil-2 teaspoons
  • MASALA POWDER (Podi)- (Roast the ingredients in 1/2 tsp oil and powder coarsely)
  • Urud dhal-1 tablespoon
  • Bengal gram dhal-1 tablespoon
  • coriander seeds-1 tablespoon
  • cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
  • fenugreek seeds-1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chillies-6 nos
  • Asafetida-a pinch

How to make Vendakkai Podi Kari

  1. Heat oil in a kadai roast the ingredients given for masala and powder it coarsely.set aside.
  2. Wash and wipe the ladies finger in a kitchen towel  and cut into 1 inch pieces.Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds, red chillies,curry leaves and allow it to splutter.
  4. Add chopped vendakkai ( ladies finger).Saute for a 2-3 mins add turmeric powder, tamarind extract,jaggery mix well sprinkle little water cover the kadai keep stirring occasionally and cook for 5 mins or until the ladies finger is 3/4 th done.Donot over cook the ladies finger.
  5. Once the ladies finger is cooked add required salt and finally add the masala powder (podi) mix everything well.add oil if it is too dry.Roast for 2 mins.
  6. Garnish and serve hot.

My Tip:

Do not add excess water while cooking ladies finger just sprinkle water and allow it to cook in steam .It should be cook

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