A simple delicious Kerala style Vendakka paal curry/ Okra in coconut gravy.
Marinate okra with turmeric powder and salt. Fry marinated okra.
Add fried okra to a gravy made of coconut milk and spices.
Ladies finger – 200 gm
Onion – 1 nos
Green chillies – 2 no
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Chilly powder -1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 3 tbsp
Turmeric powder – 1 /4 tsp
Garam masala – 1 /2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Coconut Oil – 2 – 3 tbsp
Salt – as needed
Thin coconut milk – 2 cups
Thick coconut milk – 1 /2 cup
Clean and cut ladies finger into 1-inch pieces. Marinate ladies finger with turmeric powder and salt.
Heat oil in a pan. Saute ladies finger. Remove and keep aside.
Heat oil in a same pan. Add onion. Saute for 3 minutes. Add ginger garlic paste and green chili. Saute till the raw smell disappears. Add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and garam masala powder. Cook for a minute. Add thin coconut milk and boil for 2 minutes. Add ladies finger, salt, and combine well. Cook for 5 minutes in low heat. Pour thick coconut milk. Simmer for a minute. Remove from heat.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they start to pop, add red chillies and curry leaves. Pour over the curry.