Vendakka Paal Curry

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.

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