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Vendakkai puli pachadi recipe | okra in tamarind sauce

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VENDAKKAI PULI PACHADI

Vendakkai puli pachadi recipe,i am trying out for the first time. When a reader asked for this recipe, i didn’t have much idea about how to make vendakkai puli pachadi. Though i have tasted in a friend’s place very long back, i couldn’t recollect the recipe. But thank god finally when i was casually talking to a friend about this recipe she gave me the idea and finally made it. This goes well with Arisi upma, Pidi Kozhukattai and you can have this with rice too.  INGREDIENTS: [ serves 2-3]

LADIES FINGER | VENDAKKAI 8-10
TAMARIND PASTE 1 AND 1/2 TSP(If using tamarind, take a small gooseberry size)
GREEN CHILLI 3
JAGGERY 1 TSP
WATER 1 CUP
RICE FLOUR 2 TSP
SALT AS NEEDED
OIL 1 TSP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
TOOR DAL 1/2 TSP
METHI SEEDS | VENDAYAM 1/4 TSP
RED CHILLI 1

Vendakkai puli pachadi 1 METHOD:

  • Wash and pat dry the ladies finger. Cut them into small roundels.
  • In a pan add oil and temper with mustard seeds, toor dal , green chilli(cut into pieces),red chilli and methi seeds.
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  • When the dal turns brown, add the cut ladies fingers. Saute in a low flame for few minutes by adding salt to this.
  • Saute this for a while but let it not change its color.
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  • Add the tamarind extract and add turmeric powder.
  • Allow this to boil in a medium flame for 7-10 minutes in a medium low flame.
  • Add in the jaggery and let this boil for few minutes.
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  • mix the rice flour with 2-3 tblsp of water without any lumps and add it to the pachadi.
  • Stir it nicely and keep the flame low.
  • the pachadi will get a thick consistency after adding rice flour.
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  • Switch off the flame and serve it with arisi upma or upma kozhukattai.

Vendakkai puli pachadi 3 Note:

  1. I used the tamarind paste. You can soak a small gooseberry sized tamarind in hot water and extract juice with 1 cup of water.
  2. Do not change the color of okra while cooking.

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24 comments

Sona S March 22, 2013 - 3:16 am

delicious and tangy pachadi..

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Hamaree Rasoi March 22, 2013 - 3:29 am

Tasty and inviting pachadi. Thanks for posting jayashri.
Deepa

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Akila March 22, 2013 - 3:35 am Reply
Nalini's Kitchen March 22, 2013 - 4:18 am

nice and tangy pachadi…

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CHITRA March 22, 2013 - 4:23 am

My amma makes mangaa , vendakkai pachadi. urs reminds me that recipe. must try 🙂

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AparnaRajeshkumar March 22, 2013 - 4:26 am

u reminded me about the arasi upma ! i am craving now 🙂 lovely combo !

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Sangeetha Nambi March 22, 2013 - 4:41 am

Real tangy and tempting curry…
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Kalpana Sareesh March 22, 2013 - 5:15 am

Yummy one hv not tasted it

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Sushma Madhuchandra March 22, 2013 - 6:02 am

loved the second picture & the serving bowl 🙂

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prathibha Garre March 22, 2013 - 6:16 am

We make something similar called pulusu with bhindi..looks nice jey

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Jehanne March 22, 2013 - 6:45 am

this looks delicious and totally new to me. We love okra in all kinds, so I will try this and let u know how it went x

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Uma Ramanujam March 22, 2013 - 7:23 am

One of my family foods. But we prepare it in semi-gravy consistency. Looks yumm…

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Hema March 22, 2013 - 11:36 am

Would like to try this, haven't tasted it..

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Shama Nagarajan March 22, 2013 - 11:47 am

yummy recipe…tempting

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Lavanya T R March 22, 2013 - 1:13 pm Reply
Nivedhanams Sowmya March 22, 2013 - 1:15 pm

oh that is so lip smacking and tongue tickling!!!
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divya March 22, 2013 - 1:23 pm

delicious and flavorful recipe… beautiful clicks…

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Priya Suresh March 22, 2013 - 2:23 pm

Lipsmacking tangy pachadi, seriously makes me hungry.

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Julie March 22, 2013 - 3:08 pm

delicious!!

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Anjana Gopal March 23, 2013 - 1:57 pm

Hi Jeyashri, recipe looks great, thanks for posting. In fact one request i had was if you could continue to post a lot more Tam-Brahm recipes, especiallythe lesser known ones. I believe this is the USP of this blog and I am sure that like me, for a lot of others, your blog is fast becoming a definitive source for authentic Tam-Brahm recipes. So would request you to post more such recipes in this genre in the days to come. Great work on the blog, hoping to see this blog scale greater heights in the future.

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admin March 23, 2013 - 11:27 pm

Thank you anjana for your feedback. Even i am working on it and learning more authentic tam brahmin recipes from my mom and my relatives.Thanks again for your nice words

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Sharmilee! :) March 27, 2013 - 4:53 am

Amma makes this puli pachadi…tangy yummy pachadi, luv it!

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Sivansakthi Perumal July 19, 2013 - 4:37 pm

i ve make it my restaurant,really the people like very much.thanks to jayasri

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jayashree January 23, 2015 - 2:23 pm

It came out excellent… just like how my mom makes! Thankyou

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