Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Okra Garlic Fry - Vendakka Fry

Serves 2
Ladies Finger or Okra would always be my favorite vegetable.An extremely healthy and beautiful vegetable.I  still remember, as a kid my favorite lunch box menu would  always be curd rice and vendakka fry.I wouldn't mind having it every day.I usually make it the way my mom makes it,but this is another new variation that I tried and liked a lot.If you like Garlic you would love this :)

You'll Need:
Ladies  Finger / Okra - 150 g
Onion -  1 medium (sliced thinly)
Garlic - 3 - 4 tsp(grated finely)
Ginger - 1 tsp(grated finely)
Green Chilli - 1 big chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
oil - 2 -  3 tsp
salt as needed

-Clean the okra and pat it dry with a towel.Make sure that it's totally moisture free(this helps in removing their sticky nature).Trim the crown and the tip and chop in finely.
-Add 2 -3 tsp of oil to a pan and when it heats up,add the ginger,garlic and green chilli. Stir it for a minute or two.
-Add the onion and a pinch of salt.Saute until the onion turns translucent.
-Add the chopped okra and salt ( about 1- 1.5 tsp) and mix well.
-Reduce the flame and let it cook for 4-5 minutes,sauteing it occasionally.Add the Turmeric powder and mix well.
-Let it cook for a further 5 - 10 minutes on a low flame ,sauteing occasionally. Make sure you don't brown them.Remove them once they get cooked.They look and taste good when they retain their green colour :)
-If you feel that the okra appears to be sticky, add a tsp of lemon juice or thick curd while sauteing.

Thanks for stopping by ! Happy Cooking !
Sending this to WTML and Gayathri's space and  Foodabulous fest organized by Simply Tadka and hosted by Sajna Bishar of Saju's Tastes and  Fast ! Fresh ! Simple! happening at Cooking with Sapna



  1. Nice Reni. Its my kind of a simple side and much loved to be eaten with rice. Sometimes its about the simplicity yet the simple flavors can be a big burst in taste.

    1. Thanks a lot Nava ! very true,simple dishes can sometimes overwhelm us:)

  2. Simple ingredients bold flavors.

  3. Nice side-dish for all sorts of kalappu sadham. very neatly done

  4. yummy side dish..lovely prop...Stunning clicks Reni :-)

  5. ah i love okra stir fries....yummy

  6. wow, totally loved its colour and texture:) Well done:)

  7. My favorite curry always...

  8. Awesome fry.. I love bhindi a lot n this looks delicious

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  10. Love the simple and humble okra fry!
    Perfect with hot bowl of rice and dal! Perfect click!

  11. super dear, I make this regularly at home except I dont add ginger, but add black pepper... simply superb Reni. will try adding ginger the next time...

  12. Such a simple & neat recipe.. Wil try this next time !

  13. Such a wonderful recipe.thanks for linking.

  14. Iam okra fan. love this combo.
    Thanks for linking to my event. love your template picture

  15. Bhindi are my all timer favorite!! And i love the garlicky flavor. Which means i have to try this combo!!
    Thanks for sharing.


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