Vendakkai Poriyal

This vendakkai fry is made with red chillies and chopped onions along with rice flour.

Vendakkai Poriyal Recipe

Vendakkai Poriyal

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


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This vendakkai fry is made with red chillies and chopped onions along with rice flour. A good side dish that can be served with rice.


  • Okra (Vendakkai) – 100 gm

  • Red Chilli Powder – 1 teaspoon

  • Rice flour – 1 to 2 tablespoons

  • Oil (coconut oil preferred) – 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red Chillies – 2

  • Curry Leaves – few

  • Chopped Onion – 2 to 3 tablespoons

  • Chopped coriander leaves – 1 to 2 tablespoons

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  • In a kadai add the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up add red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Then add chopped onion and coriander leaves and fry for few seconds.
  • Then add the okra pieces and stir fry till it is half cooked.
  • Add red chilli powder and salt and again stir fry it for few more minutes.
  • Sprinkle the rice flour little by little and mix it well. Allow to fry till it become dry and crisp.

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  4. very nice

  5. Thurgahvarushini

    I saw few recipes adding yogurt to the okra. It is to make the okra crispy and not slimy. Do you think I could add yogurt to this recipe to make it crispier or I could just exactly follow your recipe here? Kindly advise me 🙂

    And thank you a lot for the awesome recipes. I am getting quite famous in here because of you. For a person who never cooked over decade, I am doing pretty well. Thank you a lot.

    • Hi Thurgahvarushini,

      Thank you for your kind words. Yes. Adding little curd or lemon juice remove the slimy from the okra. But it depends on the variety of okra. I mostly use fresh tender okra and I do not find any problem in making the okra crispy. However, if you feel to add curd, then please add it and no harm in it.

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