Kerala Style Roasted Okra | Vendakka Mezhukkupuratti


Kerala Style Roasted Okra is a very easy vegan recipe to prepare on busy weekends when your family and kids are around. It is a perfect vegetarian and fiber rich side dish to any simple Indian meal. Vendakka Mezhukkupuratti, even though the name is quite a mouthful, the ingredients are very few and very simple. Kerala Style Roasted Okra is a spicy, tasty and crispy vegetarian dish that you can relish with your noon day meals especially with rice and dal. This is a popular and a favorite dish in Kerala Cuisine. This is one of the best and easy side dishes you can make with the exotic vegetable. Kerala Style Roasted Okra is unique and special with sliced okra pieces roasted with spicy ingredients until done. Kids love the wonderful and colorful dish. Of course you can reduce the chilly flavor if kids are involved.

Vendakka Mezhukkupuratti is one of the easiest dishes that requires readily available ingredients. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home. It is always better to use tender okra for a good tasty mezhukkupuratti. Tender ones taste best. This is a dry dish and a favorite one with the elderly. Ladies finger is rich in nutrition, full of vital nutrients required for the body. You can term ladies finger as a power house of nutrients. Ladies finger is also known to keep diabetics at bay. Working mothers who are always short of time, will find the recipe quite useful. Kerala Style Roasted Okra is a delicious vegan side dish that is not slimy at all. Slow roasting should be done in slow flame. Okra pieces often get easily burnt. You can explore a well detailed Vendakka Mezhukkupuratti recipe here that can be prepared at home. Enjoy the tasty dish with your family.

Kerala Style Roasted Okra | Vendakka Mezhukkupuratti

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 People



  • Wash and clean the okra and cut into small pieces as shown in the picture.
  • Cut the onion, ginger, green chilly and keep it ready.
  • Heat oil in a saute pan over medium high heat. The high heat is necessary to roast the okra well without any slime. Add the mustard seeds and pop them. Toss in the curry leaves and the sliced okra along with onion, ginger, green chilly and salt as required. Let the okra roast in the oil without being disturbed for a couple of minutes
  • Now add turmeric powder and gently move around the okra so both sides of the okra and all of the okra slices gets cooked well.
  • Once the okra starts browning a little around the edges and you no longer see strands of slime when you move the okra around or see very little of it, remove it from the flame.
  • This Vedakka Mezhukkupuratti is served as a side dish to rice along with any curries like Sambar, Parippu Curry / Kerala Dal or Pulisseri / Kerala Curry with Yogurt. You can also serve it as a side dish with rotis or chapatis as well.


You can visit this link Vendakka Mutta Thoran. You can also visit this link Vendakka Paal Curry.
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    Seo User October 23, 2021

    5 stars
    Great recipe

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