Sunday, September 26, 2010


The ladies finger, just as elegant as its is also one of the most nutritious vegetables. This dish is originally from my mom’s kitchen. It’s one of my favourite ones too...simple and delicious...and can be served with rice, pita bread or chapattis.

And for those people who mistake this dish for "vendekya pachadi". This has nothig to do with that dish and has an entirely different preparation.

Ingredients: (serves 6-7)

Baby okra - ½ kg thinly sliced
Onion - 1 large thinly sliced
Tomato- 1 large chopped
Yogurt - 1 ½ cup
Green chilli paste - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - ¼ teaspoon (optional)
Curry leaves - 1sprig (optional)
Oil- 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste

1.       Heat oil in a vessel
2.       Splutter mustard seeds. Add green chilli paste and curry leaves.
3.       Sauté onion and till almost golden.
4.       Add tomato and cook with lid closed.
5.       Once tomato mixes in well, add okra and salt to taste. Close vessel and let it cook, stirring  occasionally till okra is well done. Then transfer the mixture into a bowl and let it cool.
6.       Once cooled to room temperature, add the yogurt and mix well. Adjust salt and serve.

Tips & Tricks:
·         Use coconut oil for that zing in the flavour.


  1. what an interesting way to prepare okra! I do love yogurt, I can see how it must go so well with the okra!

  2. I agree with Chef Dennis... I can already imagine yogurt complimenting the flavors of okra. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. This sounds delicious! I've been looking for different ways to prepare okra and this sounds perfect!

  4. I've never tried cooking with okra. This sounds the combination with the chili paste and yogurt!

  5. @koci: try it...delicious is too lil a word!! =)
    @Karen: This is definitely where u shud start. gud luck!

  6. Love the combination here :) Great dish...

  7. I tried this! Easy to make and great on taste! thanx! :)


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