Monday, February 23, 2009

Vendhakai[okra] Kichadi

This is something similar to the tomato
which is also one of the easiest
Kichadi which can be made in minutes. Can be
served with rice, idli, dosa ,adai etc. Tastes
best at room temperature.


Okra[vendhakai] - 10 thinly sliced
oil-for frying okra

For the paste:

Fresh Coconut - 1 cup
buttermilk - 1 cup
Green chillies - 2 to 4 (depending on your

spice level)
Mustard seeds - 1/4tsp

For seasoning:

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Curry leaves - 6 to 10
Coconut oil - 2 tsp

Salt - to taste


In a pan add some oil and fry the okra until

they are brown.Make sure not to burn it.You

could also deep fry the okra .

For paste:

In a blender grind the coconut,mustard seeds

,green chillies with buttermilk into smooth

paste. Mix it with the fried okra and salt.

In a steel/cast iron pan heat mustard seeds,

red chillies and coconut oil until When the

mustard seeds start to splutter, add the curry

leaves and quickly remove it from flame. Add

this seasoning to the okra mixture. Mix well.


Deepa Hari said...

Okra kichadi looks different and nice Dhanya...Nice recipe.

Deepa Hari said...

Forgot to mention, love the title pic...looks beautiful.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Thank you Deepa. This is how my mom makes the kichadi. The picture is of kerala.

Nithya Praveen said...

Hi Dhanya,first time to your blog.Kichadi looks wonderful,this one is my fav one.

Anonymous said...

Your header is beautiful Dhanz! Lovely recipe.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Thank you Homeccooked and Nithya for your lovely comments.

Priya Sriram said...

Okra is my favourite one! Kichadi is a nice idea... definitely gonna try, thanks for the recipe Dhanya! :)