Vendaikai Coconut Poriyal

Vendaikai Coconut Poriyal

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Recipe by S Kamala Course: PoriyalCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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A poriyal made with vendaikai (okra)


  • Vendaikai (Okra)- 10 to 15 Nos

  • Onion – 1

  • Coconut gratings – 2 tablespoons

  • Sambar Powder – 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 teaspoon

  • Oil – 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Urad Dhal – 1 teaspoon

  • Asafotida Powder – a pinch

  • Curry leaves – few

  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste


  • Wash and wipe the vendaikai with a paper towel. Cut it into small rounds. Chop the onion finely.
  • In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up, add urad dhal and fry till it turns light brown.
  • Add asafotida powder and curry leaves along with chopped onion.
  • Fry till the onion turns brown.
  • Add vendaikai pieces and stir fry on low flame till its stickiness disappears.
  • Add sambar powder, turmeric and salt and stir well.
  • Finally add coconut gratings and mix it. Keep it on low flame stirring now and then for three to five minutes.
  • Remove and serve with hot sambar sadam.


  1. Hi Kamala!!

    Thanx for sharing the South Indian recipes, its just the way done at my home… after a long time have found something of my taste and desire…
    I feel like I've achieved something:-

  2. Hi Raina,

    Thank you for visiting my site and your comments.

  3. Hi Kamala,

    Really nice, admired to cook once i seen this image.


  4. Thank you Gopi.

  5. thanks a lot….It was nice..

  6. Tried it today and came out well.

  7. Hi Kamala

    Every time I cook okra, I end up with a unappetising sticky curry. But your recipe turned out very well and tasty, Not slimy at all !!I don’t know what is the secret.
    My Mum makes a basic dry okra fry without any onions, with just turmeric, red chilli powder and salt. I never seemed to get it nice and dry, always slimy. Would you kindly try it and post the recipe please?
    Thanks a lot for your site.

    • Thank you Vibha for your feed back. Some variety of okra is more sticky. To remove the stickiness, we can add a tablespoon of curd or little lemon juice while frying the okra. Also adding a teaspoon of sugar will remove the stickiness. I will soon post a simple curry without onion.

  8. Thank you very much for your quick response

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