Vendakka Mezhukkupuratti

vendakka mezhukkupuratti

Vendakka Mezhukkupuratti

Vendakka mezhukkupuratti is a traditional Kerala style okra curry with an amazing flavors. A simple and perfect side dish for rice and chapathi. It is better to use tender okra/ladies finger for a tasty mezhukkupuratti. This dry dish is usually served with sambar, curd along with boiled rice. It is a good recipe for your lunch box menu. Boiled rice, fish curry, this dish and moru curry is an awesome combo. Mezhukkupuratti or stir fry is a healthy way to prepare vegetables. Most vegetables can be prepared this way; check recipes like Beans mezhukkupuratti, Kaya stir fry, Kovakka mezhukkupuratti, Achinga stir fry, chena, koorkka, cheru payar/ Mung Beans and Vanpayar / Red cowpeas. The dietary fibre content of an Okra/ladies finger is known to be high and hence many health specialists recommend it for digestive benefits. We are discussing about a Kerala traditional dish, mezhukkupuratti/stir fry is common and delicious side dish for rice.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing ladies finger/vendakka fry, first chop vegetable into small round shapes.
  • Heat oil, splutter mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add onion and green chillies. Fry for few seconds.
  • Add ladies finger, turmeric and salt.
  • Fry well. Do not add water into it.
  • Cover with lid and cook.
  • Stir in between.
  • Ladies finger/vendakka fry is ready.


You can explore the dish Vazhakka Mezhukkupuratti
You can also visit Pacha Kaya Mezhukkupuratty
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