Vendakka Pachadi is a Kerala style Pachadi often served as part of Onam Sadya.
The main ingredients of vendakka pachadi are okra, which is fried to perfection. It is mixed with a thick curd based gravy.
In Onam Sadya, it is served in small portions on a banana leaf.
Vendakka / okra – ½ kg
Turmeric powder – ¾ tsp
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Green chillies – 5-6
Grated coconut – ¾ to 1 cup
Curd – 1 cup
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Dry red chillies – 2-3
Coconut oil – as needed
Wash okra and towel dry. Cut both ends of okra.
Cut okra into slices.
In a mixer jar, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, green chillies, coconut, and little water (3-4 tbsp). Grind the ingredients to fine paste.
Beat the curd to remove any lumps.
Heat oil in a pan. Fry okra till it is crispy. Set aside fried okra.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds starts to pop, add dry red chillies and curry leaves. Saute well.
Now add ground coconut paste. Cook for 2-3 minutes to remove raw smell of coconut. Add water if required.
Add curd and salt now. Curd should not be too sour.
Add okra. Mix well.
Vendakka Pachadi is ready.
14 thoughts on “Vendakka Pachadi / Ladies Finger Pachadi”
my fav too.. so tasty
oh this is such a comforting dish for summer noons…a definite try with rice for lunch,thanks so much for sharing 🙂
Very yummy and comfort pachadi.
Wooow looking delicious.
healthy and yummy recipe.all time favourite.
Perfect; the simplicity and the flavors. Will always welcome this dish as a side for our rice.
Vendakka pachadi adipoli, lovely color.
looks too good…just need some rice to go with it…
hi beena, thanks for stopping by. happy to follow u too..pachadi looks delectable…
ladiesfinger is one of my favorite veggie!! the pachadi looks delicious..
the recipes are easy,,,,,,,,,,,,,will try some of them and surely leave a feedback
nannayittundu Beena pachadi..