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Feb 8, 2011

okra poriyal/ vendakkai poriyal

  1. Okra    1lb
  2. onion    1(finely chopped)
  3. curry leaves   few
  4. mustard seeds  1 tsp
  5. chanadal  1tsp
  6. turmeric powder   1/2 tsp
  7. chilli powder  1tsp
  8. amachur powder(dry mango powder)  1/4 tsp
  9. cumin powder  1/2 tsp
  10. oil    2 tbsp
  • cut okra into 1.5cm thickness 
  • heat oil in a wok,through mustard seeds when they pop add chana dal ,fry till golden brown
  • then add curry leaves and chooped onions
  • stir fry till  golden brown and add the chopped  okra
  • now add all dry powders and necessary salt 
  • Mix it well and  cook in low medium flame/heat till okra gets tender.
  • At this stage u can also add few shredded coconut .(its optional)
  • okra poriyal is ready n its nice side dish for sambar rice,rasam n variety rices..

Note: do not cover with lid while frying okra.,bcoz it vl get soggy n slimy like texture.

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