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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.
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